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Featured Product: Purple Martin Barn House

The story goes that long before Europeans arrived in America, Native Americans hollowed out gourds to attract Purple Martins by providing safe nesting spots. Not only were the birds great company, but they were also thought to have kept crows away from crops.

Since then, the Purple Martin has only become more and more connected with humans, consistently relying on us for nesting sites. That’s why the 16 Family Purple Martin Barn House from S&K Manufacturing is this week’s featured product.

Purple MartinBelieve it or not, much of the eastern population of the Purple Martins is completely reliant on humans providing nesting boxes, which is why it’s important to put these up.

What makes the Purple Martin House from S&K Manufacturing so great is that it allows you to attract many of the gregarious and social birds to your property.

The durable construction of the house and the tilted construction that prevents water from accumulating will ensure your Purple Martins come back year after year.

Nesting season for Purple Martins begins in March and lasts all the way until June, so it’s never too late to put one up.

To learn more about this Purple Martin house from S&K Manufacturing, visit the product page here.

Timothy Martinez Jr. is a writer and freelance journalist. His work has been published in The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, Remapping Debate in New York City and other publications. He’s been a bird lover since he was young and currently lives in New Orleans, L.A.