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, April 22, 2013
We have NESTS!
April 15, 2013
After 3-4 weeks of watching purple martins as they glide and dive around our houses, preen their feathers and perch on the pods and whitehouse, today we saw MAJOR progress! Unlike years past, we have multiple nests that we will be monitoring.
Below you will see various pictures. All the pictures below are purple martin nests. Do you know how they differ from a sparrow nest? Take some guesses! We will post a sparrow nest picture soon!
In the BIG White House....we have MANY nests and lots of pods with leaves that lead us to conclude the martins are trying to keep the sparrows out!
Our PODS are a huge success!!! 6 out of the 8 pods have big purple martin nests that look close to being ready for green leaves and then eggs! We are so excited@
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!