Purple martins seeking a rest stop on their route to Brazil find resistance in OKC.
News Mark Beutler
Purple martins have been a staple in our grandmothers’ backyards for
generations. The birds have a long history with humans and are generally
regarded as a welcome addition to any landscape. But thousands of the
birds have descended on downtown Oklahoma City in the past several
weeks, and are finding their surroundings anything but hospitable.
The drought will dull fall foliage displays, but OKC still boasts some great spots to celebrate fall.
News Kevan Goff-Parker
Instead of the spicy-mustards, chili-reds and burnt-orange arrays of
vibrantly hued leaves that usually adorn Oklahoma City trees in the
fall, this summer’s drought is likely to leave local trees bare or their
leaves brown as early defoliation takes its toll.