Pennsylvania Game News

Cover Painting by Ken Hunter

The interesting birds depicted on this month’s cover at one time nested in crevices on the face of cliffs, but now purple martins pretty much have abandoned natural sites for man-made structures affectionately known as “martin condos.” The condo must be placed high on a pole and should be located near water. It’s fun to watch the agile maneuvers of purple martins as they glean insects – pesky mosquitoes are vulnerable – from the air.

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