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, May 15, 2012
May 14, 2012
Now that we have SO MANY martins in our colony, we have decided to divide up the pods so that each class can have the chance to record photos and report obervations.
We had a little issue with the photos, but hope to have some for you daily starting on Wed!!!
Pod #4-There was a sparrow nest with 2 eggs.
Pod #7-Purple martin nest is still there with 4 eggs!
A purple martin nest has 4 eggs in number 1. We predict that the eggs will hatch on Friday, May 18.
In nest 3 there are 2 eggs from a sparrow. The sparrows are not giving up! They keep building nests and laying eggs.
Pod #5- There are now 5 eggs in this nest!!!
Nest 2-Even though 2 eggs were knocked out of this nest, there are a total of 3!
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!