Local Eagle Scouts are supporting the League City’s conservation and wildlife preservation efforts with projects uniquely tailored to the needs of the local habitats.

The details

Eagle Scout James Howard built a chimney swift bird tower along the Magnolia Creek Hike and Bike Trail in August.

The bird tower provides a habitat for chimney swifts, which primarily nest in chimneys and lost their habitat due to modern homes not having traditional chimneys.

Eagle Scout Ramon Padilla installed a pollinator garden on a section of the 5K Loop Trail at Hometown Heroes Park.

The garden supports plants that supply nectar and pollen to a range of pollinators, including bees, butterflies, bats and hummingbirds. Over the years, there have been significant declines in pollinator species, according to a city news release.

“A lot of people, when they think about pollinators, it’s just bees and butterflies, but a lot of people don’t realize that bats are pollinators,” League City Parks Coordinator John Orsag said.

One more thing

The chimney swift bird tower will eventually be painted with nature-themed art by a local artist, according to the news release.