News & Observer Birdhouse Competition at the JCRA

Sponsored by the News & Observer and the JC Raulston Arboretum

  • Saturday, May 11, 2002 – 11:00 am5:00 pm
  • Sunday, May 12, 2002 – 12:00 pm5:00 pm

Build a birdhouse

There's still time to enter The Great N&O Birdhouse Contest.

Your creations will be on display at the JC Raulston Arboretum May 11 and 12, 2002, and the winners will be featured in the News & Observer's Home section on May 18, 2002.

The N&O will give $50.00 to the first-place winner in the adult and children's (12 and under) categories.

Outdoor Bird Co. stores in Raleigh will give the first-place adult winner a ceramic birdbath worth $70.00, and the winner in the children's category gets a set of Fandex bird cards; the arboretum will give the grown-up winner a year's membership and a T-shirt; and every child who enters will get a bag of goodies from the N&O.

If you're an admirer, not a builder, of birdhouses or just want to take Mom out for a walk on Mother's Day, come to the JCRA to see the many and varied entries.

Most of this text was excerpted from the News & Observer on April 27, 2002 (Saturday). The text was written by Bill DuPre, N&O staff writers, and/or wire reporters.

To enter, send an e-mail to the Home section editor, Bill DuPre, at, or call (919) 829-4758. Then, get your birdhouse to the Arboretum by 9:30 AM on May 11, 2002.
JC Raulston Arboretum, 4301 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina
Need directions? Click here.
Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Call the JCRA at (919) 515-3132 or Bill DuPre at the N&O for details.