Purple Martins, an important Native American bird, are wonderful to watch and preserve. They migrate in the winter to eastern South America and return to the eastern part of the United States (from Texas, northward) as spring progresses. They eat only flying insects, which they catch in flight. Their diet is diverse, including, flies, midges, mayflies, stinkbugs, leafhoppers, Japanese beetles, June bugs, cicadas, grasshoppers, wasps and flying ants. Martins are daytime feeders, and feed high in the sky.
This striking 18 Room Aluminum Purple Martin House is constructed of rust-free heat dispensing Aluminum. The smart hexagonal design combines artistry and function. It is easy to clean – the floors snap out for easy access. The Aluminum Purple Martin House comes complete with railings and door stops.
Easy to assemble with screwdriver and pliers. Finished dimensions are 23" W x 25" H
Does not include pole.
Helpful guide for placing your house:
Housing should be placed in the center of the most open spot available, about 30-120 feet from human housing. There should be no trees taller than the martin housing within 40 feet, preferably 60 feet. Generally, the farther the housing is placed from trees, the better. In the southern half of their breeding range, martins are less particular about house placement. Southern landlords can sometimes place housing within 15-20 feet of trees and still attract martins. Height of the housing can be anywhere from 10-20 feet. Keep tall bushes, shrubs and vines away from the pole. Do not attach wires to a martin house, especially if they lead to trees, buildings, or to the ground, as predators can use these to access the nests.
Environment: Outdoors, Crops, Orchards & Vineyards, Pond & Environment
Shipping Restrictions: Ground Only