Hiram College
Simon Bednarski, a recent Hiram environmental studies graduate, lowers a nest box (via a pulley) he designed to attract kestrels to Hiram's James H. Barrow Field Station. Field station director Jim Metzinger '88, left.

Simon Bednarski, a recent Hiram environmental studies graduate, lowers a nest box (via a pulley) he designed to attract kestrels to Hiram’s James H. Barrow Field Station. Field station director Jim Metzinger ’88, left.

Jim Metzinger, director of Hiram College’s 545-acre field station, is on a mission to protect American kestrels locally. He’s working with recent Hiram College environmental studies graduate Simon Bednarski and Crestwood Schools pre-engineering teacher Eddie Judd to set up nest boxes for these fowl in rural Northeast Ohio.

 Metzinger says the effort could be a “win-win-win” for the Crestwood Schools, Hiram College and the native kestrels that live in this area of Ohio.

Hear this WKSU Exploradio story by Jeff St. Clair. Click on the audio link at  Kestrel Boxes Provide Homes For Pint-Sized Predators