Artist Jean Shin drills holes through recycled copper to nail it onto a tree stump forming a human perch as part of her exhibit at Appleton Farms, “Perch.” (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

An eco-art installation that's for the birds — literally

At Appleton Farms in Ipswich, migratory bobolinks return each May to use the grasslands for breeding. Artist Jean Shin has installed a pastoral art installation called "Perch" highlighting the critical roles the birds play in this ecosystem.

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