The following link will take you to a short overview on
Purple Martins. This overview is intended to give a new purple
martin enthusiast a quick overall look at the hobby of hosting them
and generally try to explain the basics about what it takes to
attract them, house them, care for them
and protect them. This overview utilizes information from a
number of different reputable sources as well as experience and will
begin to educate those that are new to the hobby in the proper
methods for hosting martins.
The overview is intended to be printed out and then
passed on to those that might be interested. Please feel free to
print out a copy or two and then pass them along. The main thought
is to "Get the word out"
on purple martins, to get those that might be interested (and yes,
even those that presently host them) educated enough on the subject
so that they get started correctly in the hobby and to better
educate the experienced to new and recent findings. With new
discoveries in the last decade or two, the hobby of hosting martins
has changed drastically and with a little help, the education of
potentially new and experienced landlords alike can begin.
There are two different methods of copying this overview
and passing it along.
It can be copied directly to a word processing document
and then passed on using the e-mail system by attaching it to the
e-mail. (Newspapers will use it this way).
Internet Explorer works best here because it keeps
imbedded files and pictures as part of the text. (Netscape
To do so,
on the overview page.
all from the drop down menu.
again and then choose copy.
-now, open a
'new' Word file.
-right click again on the
new file and paste the
overview into the word file.
-this new Word file can now be saved as the overview and passed on to
anyone that may want it.
Or it can be printed out on paper and passed on to others
that may not have computers.
To do this,
-first, make sure your printer in
-then, simply click on your browser heading
-then select Print from the drop down menu.
Print out a bunch of copies. Then, hand out a few to
friends that might be interested...
...maybe the local newspaper can run a copy in its nature
...maybe the guy down the road that has improper housing
could use a copy...
...maybe a copy could 'accidentally' be left on a coffee
table in the corner cafe' or at work...
...or in the seat pocket on a plane...
...maybe a copy could be tacked to the company bulletin
board for all to read...
Who knows, maybe you know 'just the person' to
hand or send a copy to...
So, with that said, on to
The Purple Martin
The Registry of Nature Habitats
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