Swenson Gardens

Purple Martin sightings!

Wow is this a strange spring for peonies and yes, Purple Martins! This is the earliest sightings of Purple Martins since we’ve been following them for the past 8-years here on the farm. An adult male and female displayed their aerobatic skills and then popped into one of the homes in our 12 unit house. Picked up another fabulous house today from a friend who also has the Martin disease. He does a wonderful job in making these houses so we now have 36 units available. Tried to get a picture but they just stayed inside their new home with the cold and windy temps outside. Martin’s will send out scouts to scope out new areas which are normally last years fledglings. This pair looked right at home and as mentioned before were adults. Welcome back Martin’s to your peony farm!

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