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Highland Lakes Master Gardener Robert Yantis cleans out his purple martin houses in preparation for the arrival of the birds in late Febrary and early March. According to Yantis, purple martins are the only wild birds that depend on people to supply their housing so they can nest and raise their young. Yantis will present a free Green Thumb program 10:30 a.m. Jan. 19 at the Marble Falls Public Library, 101 Main St. in Marble Falls. The program will discuss how to attract and house the birds. The public is invited. Courtesy photo