Events

We are proud to announce Purple Martin meetings and gatherings taking place all over North America. Please feel free to attend these events as they are all open to the public. If you would like to post your meeting or gathering, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page and we will get your information posted as soon as possible.

 

23rd Annual Purple Martin Field Day

Date: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Time: 11:00am-3:00pm 

Where:  Central VA between Richmond and Charlottesville. 

GPS coordinates for the intersection of Rte. 15 and E. Jack Jouett Rd. (Rte. 640): 38.024805,-78.190525 (or) 38°01'29.3"N   78°11'25.9"W  
NOTE: At this intersection, you will see MARTINS signs to follow from there; allow 15 more minutes to reach the Field Day site from this point.

Open to the Public: Yes

Contact Info:

Kathy

434-222-1831 (You must leave me a voicemail; I'll call you back!)

General Comments:   YOU CAN VISIT A PURPLE MARTIN SUPERCOLONY!

The 23rd Annual Purple Martin Field Day will be held at the farm of Mrs. Merle Wood and her son, Mr. Lance Wood, who have graciously opened up their farm and martin colony to the public, hosting this event for many years. 

Plan to arrive before 11:00 a.m. so you won't miss the Door Prize give-away (including free GOURDS!) and the beginning of the presentations. How can you attract Purple Martins? Lance Wood and several other landlord speakers will teach you how to GET martins, get MORE martins if you already have some, and care for them properly so you won't LOSE them. 

Which martin housing is the safest? Gourds or houses? Do Virginia martins like gourds or houses better? Come and find out!!! You will learn how to protect martins from snakes, hawks, owls, raccoons, House Sparrows, Starlings, wind damage, lightning, etc., and how to add Starling-Resistant Entrance Holes to martin gourds and houses. 

Then Lance Wood will give another presentation on how to grow natural gourds and turn them into safe, long-lasting Purple Martin homes, and experienced landlords will be available to answer martin questions and offer guidance on where to place your martin housing. Bring sketches/photos of site options, or satellite pictures from map websites.  

Bring a bag lunch to eat while you listen to the presentations and watch 130 pairs of martins feeding their nestlings! After the programs, visit with other martin-lovers including landlords who post on the PMCA Forum and Facebook page! Receive free literature on martin attraction and management, and catalogs for martin equipment. 

Event is FREE but donations are appreciated to cover expenses. See www.purplemartinfieldday.org for directions, photos, and complete information, and to find out what to bring (and NOT to bring!) 

Questions? Call Kathy at (434) 222-1831 (You must leave me a voicemail; I'll call you back!) 

RAIN POLICY: PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE THE MORNING OF THE EVENT TO BE SURE IT WILL BE HELD! 

 Come join the fun in central Virginia! 

 


 

Wisconsin Purple Martin Association

Date: Third thursday of every month from March thru July 
Time: 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Where: Plymouth, Wisconsin, Wisconsin
Open to the Public: Yes

Contact Info: Tom Rank
tcsrank@yahoo.com
920-564-6507

Directions: Generations,located within the Plymouth Intergenerational Center 1500 Douglas Drive, Plymouth WI. 53085

General Comments: The purpose of these meetings will be to educate people about Purple Martins and their history, inform and assist current and prospective landlords, view demonstrations and displays, and talk with successful landlords. for more information visit us at: http://www.wisconsinpurplemartins.org or find us on Facebook here.


Purple Martin Landlords of N Texas/monthly meeting schedule

Date: Thursday evenings
Time: 7 PM to 9 PM
Where: Grand Prairie, Texas
Open to the Public: Yes

Contact Info: Gisela Fregoe
giselaf@earthlink.net
972-641-2981

Directions: BETTY WARMACK BRANCH LIBRARY 760-Bardin Road GRAND PRAIRIE, TX 75052  972-237-5772

General Comments: http://purplemartinlandlordsofnorthtexas.com/events/


Purple Martin Society of Frederick MD

Date: Last Wednesday of the month, March through August
Time: 6:00 PM
Where: Frederick, Maryland
Open to the Public: Yes

Contact Info:

Chet Anderson
pmsfm.org (club website)
[javascript protected email address] (301) 972-8983

Directions: Call for latest information.

General Comments: Informative casual meetings, meet with Landlords and other wannabees! Movies, slides, guest speakers, outings and visits to PM sites. No dues. We usually meet on the last Wednesday of the Month.  March through August. 


Purple Martin Society of Collier County Meetings

Date: On the third Monday of each month.
Time: Times vary.
Where: Naples, Florida
Open to the Public: Yes

Contact Info: Bill Dietrich
billd@naples.net

Directions: The Village Inn, 1921 Davis Boulevard near U.S. 41 East, Naples Florida (location and times subject to change - naplesflpurplemartins.com for more information).

 

 EVENTS FORM

  1. Are you a PMCA member?
  2. Open to the public?
  3. Free educational materials desired
  4. Is this an annual event?