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A Temporary Goodbye

  • Conservation Technician Elyse Henshaw bands a purple martin prior to its migration south on Friday, July 20, 2018, near Chautauqua Lake. Banding allows scientists, researchers and bird lovers alike to track the migration path of certain species. ABIGAIL DOLLINS/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Along with Bird, Tree & Garden Club naturalist Jack Gulvin, community members tagged resident purple martins before their seasonal migration from Chautauqua Lake to Brazil.

Conservation Technician Elyse Henshaw and Twan Leenders, president of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, bands a purple martin prior to its migration south on Friday, July 20, 2018, near Chautauqua Lake. Banding allows scientists, researchers and bird lovers alike to track the migration path of certain species.

Twan Leenders, president of the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, assists Jack Gulvin in the final purple martin chat.

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The author Abigail Dollins

Abigail Dollins is a rising senior at Western Kentucky University. Abigail is a photojournalist whose greatest passion is creating a platform for people to tell their stories. Abigail has worked for the College Heights Herald and the Paducah Sun. When she’s not taking photos, Abigail enjoys playing guitar and spending time outdoors.

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