Build a Birdhouse for Purple Martins

Build a birdhouse for one of nature's most pleasant and effective garden-pest predators: the purple martin.



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Purple martins are ideal garden neighbors, and these easy to build "apartment homes" are both easy to build and attractive to birds.
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Purple martins prefer to nest high above the ground, so you should put the structure high up on a pole or suspend it from a rope.
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