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!
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
May 2, 2012
What a WONDERFUL day to observe our martins! We have 7 pods and our martins are competing with the sparrows for new homes! Based on our second graders observations:
Pod #1-This pod has a nest of sticks and leaves. It also has 4 white eggs! YEAH!
Pod #2- This pod has a VERY large nest made of mud and sticks. It is quite different than the nest in pod #1, but we know it is a martin nest! We are just waiting for eggs.
Pod #3 and #4-These pods seem to be loved by the sparrows. We keep taking sparrow nests out! They can build their nests FAST!
Pod #5- Today we noticed a nest in the making! We even saw a female martin carrying the same nesting material as she was gliding above us!
Pod #7- Not much
Pod # 8- We have a few sticks!
We will post more pictures that we are taking with our class I-touches! We hope you enjoy our newest Second Grade Project!
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!