A Few Simple Facts About Purple Martins

Written by Cedar Creek Woodshop

Purple Martins arerepparttar largest member ofrepparttar 137752 swallow family. However, in flight their wings are more triangular than other swallows.

Males are a handsome lot having a violet head and body with black on wing and tail. Females, youngsters, and first year males are light bellied and look very similar to smaller swallows.

The song of a martin is a distinctive, low pitched liquid rolling twitter and is unmistakeable.

Purple Martins have been known to build their nests in cavities of dead or dying trees, holes in cliffs, or just about anywhere from 3 to 30 feet high. Butrepparttar 137753 most popular nesting place forrepparttar 137754 martin is in your own back yard intrepparttar 137755 houses you construct and put up for them. Their nests are made from leaves, grass, straw and twigs andrepparttar 137756 eggs are white and unmarked.

Purple Martins feed on a variety of flying insects, flies, bees, beetles, flying ants and moths, and here inrepparttar 137757 south,repparttar 137758 dreaded mosquito!!

Backyard Ponds

Written by Robert Dorrance

Backyard ponds are a great source of fun and enjoyment. With them come all kinds of different nature. Fromrepparttar fish and all ofrepparttar 137751 other wildlife, to allrepparttar 137752 different pond plants and flowers. It truly is a relaxing hobby, once you get it all set up.

Backyard ponds are not extremely hard to build, and once you do, they’re pretty easy to take care of. The hardest part, by far, isrepparttar 137753 digging ofrepparttar 137754 pond. Depending on what kind of soil you have in your region will determine how difficult it would be.

The kind of pond to have is entirely up to you. From a small preformed one, to one that’s several thousand gallons that needs a liner, or anything in between.

Try and picture where you sitrepparttar 137755 most while you’re outside. Now picture where a great place to put a pond would be. Is it a flat area? Is it close to an electrical supply? Is it close to a water source? These are just some ofrepparttar 137756 questions you need to answer, if you’re going to have one of these backyard ponds.

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