Chimney swifts are highly beneficial, eating as many as 1,000 insects per bird per day.
As part of its conservation efforts, Atlanta Audubon, with grants from other groups, has built a 24-foot-tall demonstration “chimney swift tower” in a bird-friendly habitat in Piedmont Park. The tower will provide a nesting and roosting site for the swifts. Another 12-foot tower with an educational exhibit is being built at Sam’s Lake Bird Sanctuary in Fayetteville. Other towers are planned.
IN THE SKY: From David Dundee, Tellus Science Museum astronomer:
The moon will be full this evening. Venus is low in the east just before sunrise. Mars is very low in the west at dusk and sets about two hours later. Jupiter rises out of the east before midnight and will appear near the moon on Monday night. Saturn rises in the east a few hours after midnight and will appear near the moon on Wednesday night.