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Portage Lakes Purple Martin Association

BUCKEYE MARTINFEST

Sponsored by the PORTAGE LAKES PURPLE MARTIN ASSOCIATION

For Purple Martin Association Brochure, click here.

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Feeding the Purple Martins
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Judge Todd McKenney and his wife, Bethany
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Kim Belvin tosses eggs to the birds.


BUCKEYE MARTINFEST 2017
was held on
 June 24th 2017
2:00 - 4:30
 
North Reservoir Boat Launch Ramp
State Mill Road

This celebration of purple martins and their contributions to the Portage Lakes & environs was held again this year.  It was a huge success with young and old alike learning about the Purple Martins. 
 
Most got to see the baby birds in their nests, and some got to hold them.  They were very tiny due to a late start on the nesting season.   
Many got to feed the birds by flinging scrambled eggs.  Some folks learned about various aspects of our natural environment from our naturalist.  The library was there to teach about materials available there.  This unique festival is fun - a very enjoyable way to introduce environmental concerns to the public.


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Martinfest 2017
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Martins in flight - 2017

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Martinfest 2014
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Martinfest 2014
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Martinfest 2014
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Martinfest 2014

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
 
ODNR Division of Parks and Recreation
ODNR Division of Wildlife
ONAPA Ohio Natural Areas and Preserves Association
Audubon Ohio
Greater Akron Audubon Society
Canton Audubon Society
Ohio Ornithological Society
Portage Lakes Kiwanis
Metro Parks serving Summit County