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!
Monday, June 7, 2010
June 7, 2010 Congratualtions, it's....
baby purple martins!! That's right...I was shocked to open up the lid of pod #5 and see 2 tiny pink little baby martins lying on top of the two unhatched eggs! What an amazing site and so exciting after the long wait! Momma flew around as we checked the nest. As we left, the pair perched on the starburst. We watched as the male martin stood guard and momma checked on her new little ones. We will be doing a nest change soon and checking daily for mites, parasites and any other bugs that are a danger to the babies! Check back tomorrow to see if the other 2 eggs hatched later in the day! Tell everyone you know...MWE has baby martins! YEAH!
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!