This kit includes everything you need to get started with Purple Martin gourds. The 15' telescoping pole features a key lock system for stability. All mounting hardware and instructions are included. The eight 2-piece gourds are designed with optional Starling-resistant entry holes to help prevent Starlings and other birds from nesting. The light color of the gourds reflects sunlight, helping to keep the inside temperature cool enough for the Martins. Each gourd disassembles for cleaning. Be sure to hang your Purple Martin gourds before scouts arrive in your area to be sure they see the space that you have to offer.