Meet the Martins-Purple Martin Life Cycle, Eggs & Hatched Chicks

Meet the Martins-Purple Martin Life Cycle, Eggs & Hatched Chicks

June 26, 2021 @ 10:30 am

Program and Workshop Presenter: John Shemilt, South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) Purple Martin Steward

Join us for an exceptional opportunity to see just-hatched Purple Martin nestlings. In this program, John Shemilt—who is the SOFO Purple Martin Steward and has been fascinated by Purple Martins since the age of 3—you’ll go out into the field behind SOFO to see the colony of man-made gourds that house SOFO’s newest population of Purple Martins. You’ll help John lower the rack of gourds, then look into the nesting cavity and see the newly laid eggs and the just-hatched nestlings … and even get a chance to hold a nestling. After this rare experience, you can help John collect the data on this newest brood of Purple Martins.

There is a $10 fee for Adults, and $7 fee for children for this program. Members are free.

Please note that, as mandated by the latest State Executive Order regarding COVID-19 safety precautions, our outdoor nature walks and programs will at all times follow stringent six-feet distancing separation protocols required by the Department of Health for the safety of our participants and environmental educators. We will provide masks and gloves for all attendees.

Advanced reservations are required for all events. To register for this program, which has limited enrollment please contact us at or call 631-537-9735. Spots will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.



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