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!
Friday, June 29, 2012
Pictures/Update from Wed. Nest Check
Thanks again to Mrs. Gunsolley for the WONDERFUL pictures! I keep forgetting my camera!!! We had some wonderful visitors with us today! See below for the MWE friends who joined me!
Here is the most recent update:
Pod #1-Empty still
Pod #2-The 3 babies have full feathers and are bound to leave the nest any day now!
Pod #3- NOTHING
Pod #4- A little bit of a sparrow nest was in here along with a....
...a broken egg!!!
Pod #5- EMPTY
Pod #6-These are the youngest of the babies and they are just starting to get their flight wings! More friends had a chance to see a baby up close!!
Pod #7 and #8-EMPTY
So to sum it up....it looks like in a week or so, we will be empty nesters! We will be going up to check our youngest babies this weekend. I am thinking tomorrow, Saturday. I will update with a time!
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!