Friends of Greenwich Point have recently installed four Tree Swallow nest boxes within the dunes near the entrance to Greenwich Point. The bird boxes were made by the students in Peter McKenna’s woodwork shop at Greenwich Country Day School. Male Tree Swallows have a bright blue back, dark bill with a white breast (females are generally fuller than the males). The bird boxes will hopefully encourage the native Tree Swallows to nest by the dunes. Tree Swallows are valuable in controlling the flying insects. The nest boxes, made in certain dimensions to attract certain bird species and discourage others, will be maintained by the Friends of Greenwich Point.