Beacon Journal staff

GREEN: Purple martin enthusiasts are invited to help feed and band young birds during the 12th annual Buckeye Martinfest from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the North Reservoir Boat Launch Ramp on State Mill Road.

Guests can view more than 125 purple martin nests and participate in games and crafts.

Food and beverages will be available.

The Portage Lakes Purple Martin Association, sponsors of the event, was formed in 2000 to attract birds and help control insects in the Portage Lakes and reduce the use of insecticides.

For additional information, contact Larry Hunter at 330-644-1540.