Purple Martin Lecture & Tour- Bunker Sands Wetland Project
Texas Governor Rick Perry signed HCR 54 Resolution into law designating Grand Prairie as the Purple Martin Conservation Capital of Texas. This was the culmination of prolonged efforts of the Purple Martin Landlords of North Texas organization, which is headquartered here in Grand Prairie. Their mission is to protect and preserve this federally protected Purple Martin bird species. Purple Martin houses are evident throughout the city including Central Park, public golf courses, Kirby Creek Nature Center and at private residences. The birds are emblazoned on the State Highway 161 support pillars and are featured beautifully in the massive outdoor artwork of the Belt Line/Interstate 30 underpass. The Purple Martin Landlords of North Texas schedule of events for 2014 is as follows:
Jan. 18 Purple Martin Lectures and Tour of the Bunker Sands Wetlands Project- Crawford, Texas Feb. 6 Meeting - 7 p.m. at the Warmack Branch Library, 760 Bardin Road
Feb. 15 15th Birthday Bash at Spring Creek Barbecue, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
April 3 Meeting - 7 p.m. at the Warmack Branch Library, 760 Bardin Road
May 10 National Migratory Bird Celebration
June 5 Meeting - 7 p.m. at the Warmack Branch Library, 760 Bardin Road
July 12 Annual Marty Party - 5 p.m. at the Public Works Training Facility, 620 Small Hill Aug. 9 Visit to the Pre-migratory Roost in Garland, TX to view 40,000+ Purple Martins preparing to migrate to Brazil
(exact pre-migratory roost location to be determined)
Visit PurpleMartinLandlordsOfNorthTexas.com or call 972-641-2981 or 817-308-6776.