Join Bernheim’s “Purple Martin Man” in learning how to attract and keep a colony of Purple Martins that will return to your yard, year after year. While the class is aimed at beginner and new landlords, Purple Martin pros may enjoy the program as a refresher to make sure they are using all the tricks to successfully keep a colony of Purple Martins.
Larry Melcher Bio
Larry Melcher installed and manages the Purple Martin housing at Bernheim. Larry has been the martin program leader since 2005, earning him the title of Bernheim’s “Purple Martin Man.” Larry has spoke on behalf of Purple Martins many times, with his most memorable presentation on the Martha Stewart Show in October of 2010. Larry serves as a Board Member of the Purple Martin Conservation Association and, locally, teaches bird study for the Boy Scouts’ Merit Badge University each year.