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Ontario Purple Martin Festival
July 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Ontario Purple Martin Association (Essex Purple Martin Association) is hosting the first ever Ontario MartinFest, a celebration of this much-loved North American bird, which is unique in its tolerance of, dependence upon, and desire to be close to humans, at Colchester Harbour Park on Saturday, July 7, 2018.
The event will be within sights and sounds of an active Purple Martin colony. Enjoy exploring various vendor booths. Learn how to attract Purple Martins and other Song Birds to your property. Learn to identify Purple Martins and other Swallow species. Learn how to become a successful Purple Martin Landlord. See young Purple Martins being banded. Also enjoy speakers, presentations, and fun kids activities and learning opportunities.
Many experienced Purple Martin “landlords” will be on hand to answer your questions.
Admission is free but donations for the local food bank will be collected and are appreciated.
For more information about the Ontario Purple Martin Festival please contact Paul Hamel at 519-738-3476 or visit OntarioPurpleMartins.ca