A Successful Nesting Season!

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

1 comment:

  1. I saw a purple martin try three times to pull a fresh leaf off a tree on Saturday.
    --Mrs. Campbell