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NCPMS meeting 2018

posted Apr 9, 2018, 11:36 AM by ncpurplemartin
Folks in NC, SC, VA, and surrounding areas: 
NC Purple Martin Society Upcoming Meeting!

This year, our meeting will be Saturday June 2nd at 1:30pm at the home and (large!) martin colony of Debbie J in Clayton (Archer Lodge), NC, zip 27527 in Johnston County. It will be under tents outside (weather permitting) so that we may enjoy seeing the comings and goings of all of the martins there. Refreshments will be provided.

We will be happy to give directions to anyone who wants to come and has not been there before (just send us an email or Facebook message).

Our topics this year will include:
1. Supplemental feeding/emergency feeding and care of adult (and baby) purple martins.
2. Feeding oyster shell and eggshells - when to put out and how to prepare them.
3. Lastly, we will have a sharing time where we will ask attendees to bring one (original) helpful tip they've learned about some aspect of martin care-taking. Newbies or wannabe landlords are the exception: just come prepared to learn!

Regarding #3, if can be something you learned from someone else (be sure to give credit), with preference to tips that are not commonly publicized, and bring the tool, picture or visual aid, showing how to use it, if possible. Plan an alternate tip, so you will have something to share in case someone else shares your tip before it's your turn.

We encourage everyone to make the drive and attend. Please RSVP and let me know if you will be attending so we may plan accordingly. We look forward to meeting the first-timers and to seeing old friends once again.

The NCPMS is affiliated with the PMCA.