Purple Martin Open House/Field Day - Saturday, June 19, 2021 - Evan &
Ethel Gingerich residence
An open house/field day on Purple martins will be held Saturday, June
19, at the residence of Evan & Ethel Gingerich, 2282 Johnson-
Washington Road, from 9 am to 2 pm. The Gingerich residence (also the
site of Evan's Sales & Service) is located 1.8 miles north of Kalona,
IA (Hwy 1) and then 1/4 mile east on Johnson-Washington Road.
This event will feature the lowering of martin housing at 9, 10, 11,
12, 1, & 2 o'clock to show martin nests, eggs, and nestlings. Many
local experienced martin landlords will be on hand to answer
questions. If you have contemplated starting a martin colony, this
event will give you real hands-on experience on how to do it right.
Jaclyn Hill, noted Iowa bluebird expert from Ellsworth, IA, will also
be in attendance to answer questions about bluebirds and other cavity
For further information, contact: Evan Gingerich at 319-359-0997, or
Jim Walters at 319-466-1134.
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- Martin Colony History: In 2020, 60 pair with 285 fledged youngsters. 83 total cavities available, 58 Troyer Horizontal gourds and 4 modified deep trio metal house units, 1 fallout shelter, owl cages around all units. Martin educator and speaker. President and founder of the Iowa Purple Martin Organization. Please visit www.iamartin.org and join.
Mite control, heat venting, predator protection and additional feeding during bad weather add up to success.