Ellis Bird Farm Blog
Purple Martin Nests Collected
As part of a nation-wide study documenting Purple Martin nest parasites, EBF recently collected nesting material in three nests, shortly after the last martins of the season fledged. The nests were placed in paper bags, then zip lock bags, then frozen. They will be examined later this fall to determine parasite diversity. It was a nasty job, but Claudia Lipski jumped right in! All the other Purple Martin nests have now been cleaned out for the season. Shaye Hill gives a recap here
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· Household brooms
· Yarn and plastic lacing cord
· Umbrellas to loan out to visitors on rainy days
· Wooden or nature-based plastic beads for our school and day camp programs
· Old fashioned one-speed bike (to keep the farmstead theme of EBF). This would be used for staff to open and close the gate and other errands around the site.
· Leaf blowers
· Bistro sets (small table, two chairs
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