For some, March means basketball and St. Patrick’s Day.
The month had others turning their eyes toward the sky for the return of Purple Martins.
The birds are the largest of the swallows in North America and are totally dependent on man-made housing east of the Rocky Mountains.
Males have a full dark-purple color. Females have a grey breast.
Russell Sallee of Elizabethtown saw in 2007 the first pair of Purple Martins to settle overnight in the area he set up for them.