Wood Ducks Get New Homes in Star Neighborhoods Nature Preserve

Cub Scout Den builds, donates nest houses specially designed for Idaho native

The demand for real estate in Star continues to be strong -- especially if you're a Wood Duck.

Thats where Cub Scouts from Pack 146 come in.

The troop of third-graders built and donated six Wood Duck nest houses that they will install in a nature preserve area in the new mixed-use development of Heron River as part of a community service project.

The houses will provide a safe nesting place for the very distinctive waterfowl.

"We are very impressed with the efforts of these young men," said Heron River developer Craig Groves. "These nests will be another step in enhancing the natural beauty and wildlife resources that are such an integral part of living in Idaho."

The nests will be placed in a wetland area along the Boise River in Star. The property, part of the new community of Heron River, is designated as a permanently protected nature preserve that provides abundant, safe feeding and nesting sites for the community's namesake herons, as well as other waterfowl such as the wood ducks