Fresh nesting boxes for Larsen’s birds

26. March 2018 | The Johannes Larsen Museum

Our faithful volunteer and bird lover, Mogens Salling, has spent the last few weeks going over, cleaning and repairing all 42 of the bird boxes in Larsen’s garden. Now he is almost done.

All of them have been taken down and emptied of traces from previous residents. They have gotten new spare parts, if needed, and have been painted. Now we are ready for another season with lots of nesting birds in the garden.

Mogens joined our “animal team” a year ago, and as the bird lover he is, he soon began to think about renovating the nesting boxes, which were starting to look like they needed some TLC (tender, loving care).

Now Mogens is hoping that starlings, in particular, will return, not just to the starling boxes on the gable of the villa, but also to the many other nesting boxes to be found on trees throughout the garden.

Last year, nesting birds included tree sparrows, great tits, blue tits and nuthatches, but no starlings. However, Mogens has the feeling that they’ll come this year, because if he were a starling, he’d pick one of the starling boxes big trees overlooking the Great Belt. Starlings need good spots for nesting if they’re going to settle in an area.

In 2018, Mogens is keeping a log book of birds in the garden. We are excited to hear about his results.

Stop by and look at the handsome nesting boxes; a good time to come will be Tuesday and Wednesday during Easter week, March 27 and 28, when you can meet Mogens. In connection with our activities for children, he will lead a guided tour of the garden and tell good stories about the birds there, for adults and children alike.

See all the Easter activities here.


The Lost Time: Cultural Ramblings
June 8 - September 22, 2019
Johannes Larsen Museum

Major anniversary exhibition in connection with Peter Brandes’ 75th birthday.

Funen Spring
July 6 - October 6, 2019
Johannes Larsen Museum

The Funen Spring Exhibition celebrates 90 years.

BIRD 2019
September 28, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Johannes Larsen Museum

A new exhibition focuses on birds in art in the year 2019!


Enrichment of the Larsen Collection
5. March 2019
Johannes Larsen Museum

A new sketch of a stone marten was donated to the Museum.

New leader: “It’s a privilege”
5. March 2019
Johannes Larsen Museum

New head of department at the Johannes Larsen Museum

What would we do without you
3. December 2018
Johannes Larsen Museet

We are so fortunate to have many volunteers connected to the museum, who help us with many things.

Piggy bank for the history of snaps
26. October 2018
Johannes Larsen Museum

The Snaps Pig has just been published in a handsome new edition with a foreword by Johannes Larsen’s grandson, who carries on the traditions and recipes for spiced aquavit from his grandfather.