Purple Martins in the Rural Missouri Magazine

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KathyF
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Purple Martins in the Rural Missouri Magazine

Postby KathyF » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:35 pm

One of the cool things I love about Missouri is its association of Electrical Co-ops. Many of you may be familiar and know they publish a state-wide monthly magazine where they highlight various topics around the state (one of my fave topics is the articles they do on the BEST restaurants here in Missouri).
Last summer, while my grandsons were here, I had the very fortunate opportunity to get my purple martin colony and my mentoring program highlighted as one of this March's "OUTDOORS" topics! The article was written by Zach Smith and he took the pictures as well.

Here is the online version of the article...the link below should take you right to the first page.

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmi ... startid=46
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Jeff Robinson
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Re: Purple Martins in the Rural Missouri Magazine

Postby Jeff Robinson » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:11 pm

Awesome Kathy. Keep up the great work!

And thanks for the referral - Steve's only 12 minutes from my place so I went by and gave him some tips on recommended modifications to his 3 Trio's, and confirmed his relocation as spot-on.

Jeff
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Keith
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Re: Purple Martins in the Rural Missouri Magazine

Postby Keith » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:51 pm

Have not seen this issue but certainly will save this article. It’s wonderful to see how you care for and protect this species. I would not be surprised to see martins return to southern Mo. two to three weeks from now. Making preparations for them anyway. Have a good year.
Keith

KathyF
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Re: Purple Martins in the Rural Missouri Magazine

Postby KathyF » Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:37 am

Awesome Kathy. Keep up the great work!

And thanks for the referral - Steve's only 12 minutes from my place so I went by and gave him some tips on recommended modifications to his 3 Trio's, and confirmed his relocation as spot-on.

Jeff
Jeff, THANK YOU! Just sent you another one. :grin:

I'm really surprised how many landlords there are in Rogersville! Thanks for all your support over there and maybe we'll get to do another MDC presentation this year.
"Sometimes", said Pooh, "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
2016 - 82 pair
2015 - 76 pair
2014 - 75 pair
2013 - 75 pair
2012-72 pair
http://kathyfreeze.blogspot.com

KathyF
Posts: 3516
Joined: Thu May 24, 2007 1:57 pm
Location: Missouri/Licking
Martin Colony History: Colony started - 2007 with one pair
As of 2018 - 84 cavities offered, max # of pairs hosted - 82.

Re: Purple Martins in the Rural Missouri Magazine

Postby KathyF » Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:38 am

Have not seen this issue but certainly will save this article. It’s wonderful to see how you care for and protect this species. I would not be surprised to see martins return to southern Mo. two to three weeks from now. Making preparations for them anyway. Have a good year.
Keith
Thank you, Keith! You do a lot also to help them and it is very much appreciated!
Hey, Jeff and I texted yesterday and we're betting tomorrow is the day - 60 degrees!
"Sometimes", said Pooh, "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
2016 - 82 pair
2015 - 76 pair
2014 - 75 pair
2013 - 75 pair
2012-72 pair
http://kathyfreeze.blogspot.com

Dave Duit
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Re: Purple Martins in the Rural Missouri Magazine

Postby Dave Duit » Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:01 am

Thanks for sharing the article Kathy. I love your set up and it was very interesting. Much appreciated.
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