Providing a home for Purple Martins in Wisconsin

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Heard On The Larry Meiller Show
An adult purple martin, which is black and purple, feeds her young a dragon fly.
A North American Purple Martin feeds her young from the balcony of a Purple Martin bird house in Wichita, Kan., Sunday, July 18, 2010. East of the Rockies the Purple Martin is totally dependent on human-supplied housing. Orlin Wagner/AP Photo

Purple Martins are listed as a species of Special Concern by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. That means the agency is paying attention to the birds before they become threatened or endangered. We talk with one Wisconsinite who is focused on helping the birds thrive.

Episode Credits

  • Larry Meiller Host
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Russ Hefty Guest

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