[TN-Bird] 12th Purple Martin Event

  • From: "kingston" <kingston@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2006 17:57:17 -0400

 from Ron Kingston  Charlottesville, Virginia  I-64

 12th Annual Purple Martin Day
      The only Purple Martin Event in Virginia
 Sat June 24, 9:30 to 1 PM,  Free
 Near US 15 and County Rt  640,   in Louisa County
 Info: Contact the Kingston's 434.293.5173


 Date: Saturday, June 24, 2006 Time: 9:30 A.M. to Noon
 Topics to be covered include:
 * how to establish and increase a colony of Purple Martins;
 * advantages and disadvantages of different types of martin housing;
 * how to protect Martins from starlings, House Sparrows, snakes, owls, 
raccoons, etc.;
 * adding the newly-developed starling-resistant entrance holes to martin 
gourds and houses;
 * how to protect martin housing from windstorms and other hazards;
 * how to grow and process purple martin nesting gourds;
 * life history of Purple Martins; etc.

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