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, May 7, 2012
May 7, 2012
The MWE second graders are happy to announce that our colony is established and GROWING! As of the notes today:
Pod #1- This pod has the same 4 white eggs. It was the first to have eggs.
Pod # 2-This is the mud and stick nest. We opened it up and SURPRISE! A female was inside with eggs! Such a cool experience and we will post a pic! Thank you Mrs. Meyer for helping out!
Pods 3 & 4 continue to have sparrow nests that we remove!
Pod #5-The kids seem to thing this martin is young or confused. They keep putting things that look like sticks but are trash. Is it a sparrow trying to add trash? We are not sure, but the nest is growing!
Pod #7- YEAH! This nest is growing and has leaves....waiting on the green leaves now!
Pod # 8- Another nest with leaves!
NOW the coolest news is our large white house. After daily cleanings and removal of sparrow nests, the purple martins are finally taking interest in some of the condos!
So if you are out observing on the weekends, during recess, or any other time, jot us a note and let us know wat you observe!!
Second graders at MWE
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!