Making a new home for chimney swifts


Local News

October 16, 2018 - 11:08 AM

Tim Culver of DE Construction works Monday on what will become a new home for chimney swifts at Humboldt High School. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN

HUMBOLDT — A recent Register article about an Iola building infested with bats netted Steve Barlow a phone call.

Barlow, a wildlife biologist who prescribed a remedy for the building’s owners — erecting a nearby bat house — was contacted a second time, this time from several Humboldt residents who thought bats were making themselves at home in Humboldt High School’s old boiler chimney.

“So I came out one night to watch,” Barlow recalled Monday afternoon.

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