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Purple Martin Mania

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People all over the state make bird houses out of gourds for purple martins. Indians would lure them into these hollow gourds in order to keep insects under control and drive away hawks. Houses need to have holes drilled in the bottom to drain water, and can be hung anywhere from eight to fifty-five feet above ground. If a martin finds an acceptable house, he will return to it year after year.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 48 Issue 1, June 1980, p23-24, il