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!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Quite a Surprise!
Driving to the paint store today, I looked over at the martin houses, as I always do, and was SHOCKED to see the big white house lowered all the way down! OH NO! My first thought was about the babies...hopefully nobody messed with the pods. I went over to the houses and I was greeted by our nesting pair. They seemed happy to see me..:) Looking at the white house crank, it looks like someone wiggled the cord until they could turn the crank. No damage to the house, lock or crank thank goodness! I put it back up and left. I will be going up in the morning, so if you want to join us we should be there between 9 and 10, I'd say 9:15!
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!