Thursday, August 18, 2005

purple martin nestbox

purple martin nestbox, originally uploaded by freestone.

purple martin nestbox
a Purple Martin collectivehome. The florida/Georgia farmers used to errect these homes next to their house, in the spring there woulfd be as many as 100 martins there. You might not be able to see it clearly, but each Level has pie-piece sections where each section has a nest spot and a hole. Thus this nest is a collective city.
This box looks old and rusty, it is next to the old home that is now a garden club office. There are still a few purple martins that come each spring, though!

Uploaded by freestone on 18 Aug '05, 6.11pm EDT.