“Brass House” a copper, brass and steel birdhouse, displays at Ogden Nature Center.
Celebrate Earth Day 2014 by taking a stroll down Birdhouse Trail at the Ogden Nature Center to view 66 new birdhouses along with 70+ birdhouses that are all part of the Ogden Nature Center’s annual Birdhouse Exhibit, on display April 19 through August 30, 2014.
The 21st annual birdhouse competition asked participants for creative, functional, environmentally friendly and durable backyard habitats for birds. The competition targets local artists of all ages, offering a chance to submit one or two birdhouses, and to be rewarded for their work.
After the two-hour judging process was complete, Babcock and her team prepared the reception. Best of Show went to Nathen Byrne, of Ogden, for his piece “Brass House” made from copper, brass and steel. “It was made from a brass float from an evaporator cooler that my work (Nelson Intermountain Crane) was going to throw away,” he said. “I knew I would make something out of it eventually and when I saw the birdhouse competition in an advertisement I began sculpting. And it took off. I had a vision of a birdhouse and worked on it until it was complete.”
Make everyday Earth Day by recycling and reusing more materials such as copper, plastic and steel for resourceful, functional, and environmentally friendly projects.
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About Ogden Nature Center
The Ogden Nature Center is a 152-acre wildlife sanctuary and education center located in the heart of Ogden, Utah. We offer over 1.5 miles of trails with an observation tower, two treehouses, bird blinds and two beautiful green buildings. We offer the best in environmental education and nature study. We are also home to a wild bird care program.
To learn more about Ogden Nature Center, visit: ogdennaturecenter.org