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Purple martin program Mar. 18 at History Center
March 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The “Joy of Purple Martins” will be the program topic Mar. 18, 10 a.m., at the Dassel History Center.
Dr. Tom Lyke, Hutchinson, and Warren Nelson, Dassel, will share their knowledge and love for purple martins. Nelson is also interested in building purple martin houses. Their interest lies in the entertainment that the birds provide and also the preservation of the species. “Purple martins need husbandry to survive, Lyke said. “This area is a prime territory for purple martins.”
Dr. Lyke, now retired, has been a dentist in Hutchinson for 46 years. Nelson, who is also retired, is a Dassel native.