On Sunday, January 12, the Sussex Bird Club will present a program on Purple Martins by Joel Martin, a member of the Purple Martin Conservation Association, who has been tending to Purple Martin colonies for over 25 years. Joel will be speaking on his extensive experience with these remarkable birds.
Purple Martins are North America’s largest swallow. In their eastern range, they rely exclusively on human-made nesting boxes. These gourd-shaped hanging structures are a familiar sight in many local yards and farms. Practically no other wild animal in North America has such a close association with and dependence upon humans.
The meeting is at 2 pm at the Lewes Public Library. Everyone is welcome to join us!