The Bluebirds of Antietam

A Documentary Film

The Olseth Family Foundation continues to support initiatives which shine a light on native species plight against loss of habitat, environmental threat due to climate change or development.  We are thrilled to support “Bluebirds of Antietam,” a short documentary film that tells the story about Mark and Jean Raabe’s decades long efforts to save the Eastern Bluebird. After spotting a bluebird outside the couple’s cabin located near the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland the Raabe’s built a few bluebird boxes on their property with the hope of staving off the decline in the bluebird population. Over a lifetime, with the support of the Antietam historical battlefield, hundreds of boxes were added and maintained.  This film encapsulates the idea that individuals can and do make a difference.


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