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07-09-2006, 12:50 PM
In a artical by R.Cruz of a PM Tower in Hampshire IL. I have never seen pics of this Tower. Any help would be welcomed Thank You Mike Mc
07-23-2006, 10:16 AM
I so have some pics of this tower around,I will have to check. Sadly it is no longer up as far as I know. The maker of said tower was Dennis Zwerenz of Hampsire IL, When I visited him last fall it was removed and packed away. He was trying to find a place for it where it would be used successfully. He was attempting to have it placed in a state park in WI last time I remember.
07-24-2006, 12:14 PM
Is this that big tower I read about that had an elevator in the center?
07-24-2006, 12:22 PM
Thanks RCruz, I was able to read about it in archives but unable to see any pic. Ever since reading about it, I wanted to see it. Again Thanks for the info. Mike
07-24-2006, 02:14 PM
Regarding the PM Tower that was formerly installed in Hampshire, IL, here is a link to an article on this wonderfully interesting and immense PM house. It was really a wonderful scientific tool to study martins. Unfortunately, for several reasons, it never got martins nesting inside. It was in an area with very few martins for one.
07-24-2006, 03:58 PM
Hello Terry, and Thanks. That is the artical but the pic will not come up. The artical was great, thats what got my interest stired to see pics of this tower.
07-24-2006, 08:28 PM
To see the graphic, try another browser. If not, let me know and I will see if I have one to upload for you to see.
07-24-2006, 08:55 PM
Here, I have uploaded some photos of the PM Tower. Of all that I have seen, purple martin wise, over the years, this was the best and the nestest.
This first photo shows the massive look of the thirty foot tower that could house well over one hundred martins. It was a structure that could scientifically help in research of martin and starling/sparrow behavior.
I believe this next photo is shot from the dark inside (there are lights and a heater and a fan inside also). I believe the illumination is a light in every compartment. You could easily see nesting martin behavior through a two way mirror.
This photo shows a sparrow in one of the compartments that we could see from the inside. We were amazed that the normal tone of our conversation did not bother the sparrow. As long as the sparrow did not see us, it was not alarmed.
07-24-2006, 09:31 PM
Terry, Thank you, I really wanted to see what this tower looked like after reading the artical. Now I know. It was beautifull, Again Thank You for the Pics. Mike.
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