PURPLE MARTIN FIELD DAY 2016 IS COMING UP ON JUNE 25! ATTACHED INFO AND FLYER.


Martins flying to gourd rack.

Photo by Kathy Laine.

IT’S ALMOST HERE! PURPLE MARTIN FIELD DAY— SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2016—LOUISA COUNTY, VA (BETWEEN RICHMOND AND CHARLOTTESVILLE):

FREE EDUCATIONAL EVENT ON THE CONSERVATION OF THE FABULOUS PURPLE MARTIN!

Mark your calendars for this fascinating 22nd annual event about amazing Purple Martins:  Saturday, June 25, 2016. Main presentation begins at 11:00 a.m. Please try to arrive before 11:00a.m. Door prize give-away at the beginning includes FREE gourds! You’ll meet expert birders at this event, hear lectures, get free materials, learn what creates a successful colony of Purple Martins and why they need to be cared for and monitored (why we need to use predator guards to protect from snakes and raccoons), and how to get martins to return year after year, bringing us so much joy. We can do so much to help cavity-nesting birds; it involves much more than just putting up housing and letting nature take its course. Good care-taking is required for continued success.  Activities will end by 3:00 p.m.

Come and bring your friends and family to see what Purple Martins are all about! Bring a lunch to eat while you listen to the speakers and watch the martins feeding their babies! Check out this website for more info on this event, directions, and more: http://purplemartinfieldday.org/

No registration.  Event is FREE, but donations will be appreciated to help cover expenses.  Bring: Lawn chairs, binoculars, notepad, camera. Drinks and snacks provided. The hosts request that guests do not bring pets. Thank you.

For more information, contact Ron at (434) 962-8232 or purplemartinfieldday@gmail.com

RAIN POLICY: PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE THE MORNING OF THE EVENT TO BE SURE IT WILL BE HELD!

Here is a flyer you can open, view, and print.   See below.

2016 Flyer.

Martin activity.

Photo by Kathy Laine.

Participants view Wood supercolony.

Photo by Kathy Laine.

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Photo by Kathy Laine.

 

 

 

 

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