Don’t chuck wood duck project, say family, Vacaville staff
Steve Broadley and his son, Ben, put up Wood Duck nesting boxes at Pena Adobe Park, in 2012. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic file)
VACAVILLE — Almost three years of nest boxes near Pena Adobe Park haven't produced any wood ducks but the father and son who built the bird homes aren't giving up.
Steve Broadley and his son Benjamin installed four boxes and have asked the Community Services Commission to extend the three-year agreement.
"Staff has heard only positive comments about the project," Hew Hesterman, park planner for Vacaville, said in a report, "and the effort to attract wood ducks back to the area is appreciated by many park visitors." Continue Reading