Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Attention Purple Martin Landlords!

The purple martins are coming!!!
In the next few weeks males will be arriving to check out the accomodations. If this is the first year putting up a house, you are more likely to get first-year males (who haven't nested yet) because second-years and so on will return to previous year sites.
Check out books at the library or go to:
(THE purple martin website)
It is a big responsibility to house martins. You need to be willing to do egg counts, throw out interlopers, etc.
The storm water marsh I will be building this year is primarily for the martins...that, and I want to save our foundation at one corner of the house.

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