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Eagle Scout builds bird blind

By Megan Wehring 

KYLE – One local Eagle Scout, Quintin Nieskes, recently took bird watching to a whole new level.

On Saturday, July 23, the Kyle Parks and Recreation Department partnered with Boy Scout Troop 812 to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Bunton Wildflower Loop Bird Blind, located at 980 Bunton Reserve Boulevard – which was built by Nieskes for an Eagle Scout project.

A bird blind is a structure that allows people to participate in bird watching without being seen. According to Gardening Know How, using a bird blind allows for a better opportunity to capture photos by getting closer to the birds in a space where they will still behave naturally.

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Megan Navarro (formerly Wehring) graduated from Texas State University in May 2020 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. In June 2020, she started a summer internship at the Hays Free Press/News-Dispatch through the Dow Jones News Fund and Texas Press Association. She then earned her way to a reporter position later that summer and now, she serves as the editor of the newspaper. Working for a small publication, Navarro wears multiple hats. She has various responsibilities including managing a team of reporters, making editorial decisions, overseeing social media posts, fact checking, writing her own articles and more. Navarro has a heart for storytelling and she believes that journalists are equipped to share the stories that are important to the community.

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