After our first successful season in 2012, our colony has continued to grow! This BLOG is the history of our Purple Martin Journey at Meadow Wood Elementary!
A Successful Nesting Season!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
June 1, 2010
Good evening purple martin followers! The last nest check was on Sunday, May 30, 2010. Mrs. Lamberton met me at school to assess the sparrow problem that we have been having. All of our observations led us to believe that the purple martins are not interested in the white condos right now. However, we did find a sparrow nest AGAIN in one of the condos. So, we decided to board up this house with clothespins for the time being! We checked the pods that the martins really enjoy and found NO SPARROW nests which is wonderful! Our 4 little eggs are still there and hopefully getting ready for the big day sometime around June 7th! We will go out with all of second grade to check the pods together one last time. HOWEVER, please check the blog because I will continue to visit the houses and keep all of you informed about what is happening! I have the flip camera ready for the little babies to hatch! This continues to be an exciting time for all of us!Check back in the morning for our nest check update!
Rain Fledgling Update
Day 12 of this terrible weather and all but 1 of the babies are holding
their own. I am fattening them up but with more heavy rain in the forecast,
1 month ago
Welcome to the Meadow Wood Elementary Purple Martin Blog
After almost 3 school years, we FINALLY have our first purple martins that are nesting in our pods. This is a very exciting time for our students! Each morning the second graders check the pods for sparrow nests so that they can be removed in order to help the martins. The purpose of this blog is to provide the students a chance to keep up with what is happening in the purple martin nest while they are not in school!