|---Surviving Chaos: The School Construction of '03 - '04|
All went well, young were fledged without problem, and as the construction continued into the summer. The fledged young and their parents moved on to the late-summer roosts. The following year, when the martins returned, the new library was in place, the new school facade installed, and the martins went about the business of nesting.
Then, once again in April, this time in '04, major school renovations began. Two dumpsters were place on either side of the martin pole and hauled away by semi truck almost daily. The larger scrap metal dumpster was placed only about a foot away. Every day, for most of the day, workers would come out with scrap metal and toss it up into the dumpster where it landed with a loud crash.
Still the martins did not desert their nests, eggs were hatched, and young were fed.
After a couple of weeks the dumpsters were hauled away and a relative peace descended.
Then the crane arrived......
[Science & Engineering Academy] [John Jay HS] [Science Dept.] [Northside ISD]
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