DALLAS — Jan Lohmann, of Harveys Lake, will showcase her birdhouse collection at the Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, throughout the month of May.
Lohmann has been collecting birdhouses for about 10 or 12 years. For a friend’s wedding shower, the table centerpiece was a handmade natural wood birdhouse that she ended up winning and her interest grew from there. Lohmann notes this particular birdhouse just happens to be her favorite from her collection. It is decorated with a large bow and twigs and matched all the smaller shower favors that were also handmade birdhouses. After this, Lohmann started receiving birdhouses as gifts and, from there, her collection took off.
Lohmann is an avid birdwatcher and travels to different states in order to view different species. She just returned from a Maryland trip where she observed migrating waterfowl. She has been a member of the Wyoming Valley Audubon Society for 30 years.