Chimney Swift Colony Preserved at Franklin Heights HS
A group of volunteers led by Tom Sheley of Wild Birds Unlimited in Columbus, Ohio worked with Sheila Fagan to secure and install a Chimney Swift Tower on Monday July 20, 2015 on the construction site at Franklin Heights High School.
This project brought together a great group of volunteers, starting with Franklin Heights faculty members Amy Corbett, Mike Hall, Pat Scott, Tom Lennon and Seth Elsworth. Captain Lennon also invited several students to assist. Area resident Delbert Miller installed and designed the base for the tower. Family and close friends also came to the aid of the project and included Todd Chaney, Dean and Dawn Fagan. Darlene Sillick, local expert on Chimney Swifts and Tim Daniel of the Ohio Division of Wildlife provided guidance for the project. The team worked with Mark Waller Coordinator of Property Services and Construction Projects for South-Western City schools to select the location and plan the timing of the project.