[va-richmond-general] 15th Annual Purple Martin Field Day Event in Central VA

  • From: "kingston" <kingston@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 20:15:29 -0400

You are invited to the:

15th Annual Purple Martin Field Day
         Sat. June 27 - 9:30 – Noon,  Free
     Visit   http://www.purplemartin.org/meetings//  scroll down to item #6

The annual event is held at the farm of Mrs. Merle Wood and Mr. Lance Wood in 
Louisa County, VA.    About 40 miles west of Richmond. 
Near the intersection of US 15 and Louisa county road 640.

In recent years, well over 100 Purple Martin enthusiasts (on average) attended 
the annual event, which is enjoyed by all. 

The featured speaker, Mr. Lance D. Wood, is an expert on Purple Martins and 
colony management and has published several articles on the subject. 

Any person interested in establishing, restoring, or expanding a Purple Martin 
Colony is invited to learn about and see in operation the most up-to-date and 
effective techniques and technology available for successful Purple Martin 
stewardship and management. 

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, owls, climbing snakes, 
raccoons, etc.; 
* adding the recently-developed starling-resistant entrance holes to martin 
gourds and houses; 
* how to grow and process purple martin nesting gourds
For information: email the Kingstons at  kingston@xxxxxxxxxx  or call 

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