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Evenings with Audubon: Desperately Seeking: Purple Martins & Their Landlords

  • Capitol Lakes 333 West Main Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)
Purple martins perched above a nest box at a home in Marquette County. Photo by Arlene Koziol

Purple martins perched above a nest box at a home in Marquette County. Photo by Arlene Koziol

Join us for September's Evenings With Audubon program, featuring Dick Nikolai, retired Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist and purple martin guru. Dick will focus on the ecology of beautiful purple martin species, outline their declines, and what folks are doing to support them -- including banding! Interested in attracting purple martins to your area of Wisconsin? Don't miss this presentation!

About the presenter

Dick Nikolai is a Wisconsin native, born in Colby (home of "colby cheese"), and now residing in Appleton. He received his Bachelor's of Science from UW Stevens Point and worked at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for nearly 40 years before retiring in 2014. He has won numerous awards for his conservation work, is one of the founding members of the Bluebird Restoration of Wisconsin effort, and a board member of the Wisconsin Purple Martin Association. He has studied purple martins in Wisconsin since 1985.

Photos by Arlene Koziol

 

Evenings with Audubon is the Madison Audubon Society's monthly meeting and program, typically held February-April and September-November each year. The meetings are brief (5-10 minutes), and the presentations are wonderful -- and all are open to the public and free of charge! Please join us!

Earlier Event: September 16
Monarch Tagging at Goose Pond Sanctuary
Later Event: September 23
Birds, Bikes & Brews