Moscow, Maine: Retaining Wall of Birdhouses

Since 2011 a wooden retaining wall along a busy highway has been augmented with perhaps hundreds of birdhouses, nailed there by random visitors.
Address:
US Hwy 201, Moscow, ME
Directions:
Seven miles north of Moscow, on the northbound side of US Hwy 201. Busy road, narrow shoulder, be careful.
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Retaining Wall of Birdhouses.

Retaining Wall of Birdhouses

The retaining wall is a third of a mile long and is decorated with a variety of birdhouses that have appeared seemingly out of thin air. No one seems to know who has put them up or when the first one was hung up. Be careful when stopping to look as there is really no good spot to pull off of the road, and the road can be busy.

[Rena Webber, 06/27/2018]

The birdhouses -- like the shoes in Shoe Trees -- are added by random visitors. Tip: the higher the birdhouse is hung, the less likely it is to be torn down by snowplows in winter.

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