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, June 17, 2014
NEXT VISIT THIS THURSDAY AT 10:15
What an amazing visit we had last week doing our nest check! I was excited to be joined by some of you as we observed the purple martins during ALL stages of development from egg, newly hatched, new barbs and then all the way to fledglings leaving the nest! Ms. Wheeler and I both held a fledgling and released them as they flew into the sky! SO COOL!
I hope to see you Thursday!!
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,
4 weeks 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!