Tuesday, June 7, 2016


Purple Martin Update

 As of May 31st,  21 of the 24 gourds have nests. Some are not complete (yet). 12 eggs were found spread out in 8 nests; 4 nests with 2 eggs and 4 nests with 1 egg each.

Next Nest Check:
Saturday, June 11
3:00 PM
Join us at Catoctin Creek Nature Center as we lower the gourd rack to survey each gourd for nests and to count eggs.

Purple Martin pair with the female holding nesting material.




Nest with Eggs inside the gourd.

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