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The Citadel, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC
Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 6 – 8pm

“Location: Duckett Hall Auditorium, The Citadel campus


Jenifer McCarthey Tyrrell, President of the Charleston Natural History Society, will talk about ways to encourage purple martins to colonize your property and eat lots of bugs!

Bio: Jennifer McCarthey Tyrrell came to the Lowcountry to attain her masters in Environmental Science from the College of Charleston and has been working in the conservation community here ever since. As the Bird Friendly Communities Coordinator for Audubon South Carolina, Master Bird Bander, and the President of Charleston Audubon, Jen works with birds and conservation in many different ways.

Abstract: Come learn about Purple Martins, their nesting needs, colony maintenance and management, and tips on how to successfully host a healthy Purple Martin Colony. Mary Pringle shares her experience and advice after hosting a colony of her own for years on the Isle of Palms. New colonies have until June 1st to get set up, so there’s still time if you want to put one up this year!

We’ll gather at 6:00, in Duckett Hall auditorium on The Citadel’s campus, for a chance to socialize and share some snacks (feel free to bring your favorite :-), then the talk will begin at 6:30. See you there, and bring a friend!

Directions & Parking: Duckett Hall is #46 on this interactive map (…); for parking use Kovats Field, (#42 on the map) or any space marked “Visitor” around the Parade Deck (Summerall Field; marked #4 on the map).”

Event Type: Lecture/Discussion