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.