Many thanks to all the OPMA and HBMO members who assisted in getting the martin housing ready today. Tree swallows, tundra swans and kingfishers made the gathering that more special as well asthe lunch we had at Ure’s.
We will soon be adding two more Troyer- T 14 houses to the site donated by Nature Canada.They will be arriving the second week in April.
The next major Spring cleanup will be the removal of the dead growth near and beside the houses to ready the site for the new housing. The Trio houses and the Gourd Rack are all prepped for the arrival of the martins! Last year over two hundred purple martins crossed Lake Erie and settled at this site according to Claude Radley , Master Bird Bander for HBMO.