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 29, 2012
Memorial Day Update-Memorial 28, 2012
We decided to check on our martin friends over the Memorial Day weekend! We seem to be running out the sparrows slowly! They have not been building on Pod 3 at all, so now we hope to get them out of pod 4! Below you will see some of the exciting photos we took Monday! The first is Pod 1 with the big babies. Pod #2 still has 6 eggs. Pod 3 was empty and #4 had a sparrow nest. Pod #5 is the nest with 6 eggs and only one hatched. Pod #6 had 2 eggs! Pod #7 had the 4 hatched babies. The last pod, #8, had two babies and then an egg that appeared as if a baby was hatching. Unfortuantly, there was no movement. :( We are hopeful that this changes, but it doesn't look good.
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!