The Clarksville Garden Club will sponsor a program next month on Purple Martins.
John Miller, of St. Louis, will be the guest speaker and present the program, “Learn All About Purple Martins.” The program will be held on Thursday, June 13, at 1 p.m. on Carroll Drive in Clarksville. The public is invited and encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Miller is a volunteer with the Purple Martin Conservation Association. Miller manages colonies of Purple Martins at Forest Park and the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis and helped Clarksville establish a colony at the riverfront park. Miller will discuss all the basics of martins including choosing the right housing and steps to manage a colon.
Attendees can also view John Harmon’s large colony.