Purple Martins: An Evening at the Hook Lecture

Tuesday, March 13 – An Evening at the Hook Lecture Series- Purple Martins- 7:00p.m. – 8:00p.m.  Joel Martin, who has been tending to Purple Martin colonies for over 25 years, will be speaking about his experience with these remarkable birds. Joel currently is a member of the Friends of Bombay Hook Refuge and the Purple Martin Conservation Association. Purple Martins are North America’s largest swallow and are completely dependent on human-made nesting boxes. Their diet is made up of flying insects, including mosquitoes, and they eat their weight In insects daily. During cold weather when insects are not available, the Martins migrate as far South as America. Many of us eagerly await their return in the spring and delight in watching their aerial acrobatics as they snap up the flying insects. Read more here...



Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge