Hummingbirds 101

Hummingbirds 101, all about Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and how to attract them

program by Pat Sutton

Get ready, get set for Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. Where have they been all winter? In the Tropics! Why leave a tropical area to return to New Jersey? Will more than one settle into a backyard garden? Where is the nest? What does the female use to build her tiny nest? Do I need to buy bottled nectar for my feeder? Is red dye needed in feeders? Did you know that hummingbirds like spiders (for at least two reasons)? Even if you think you know everything about these winged jewels, expect to be surprised by what you learn during this presentation by Pat Sutton, naturalist and wildlife gardener. Key hummingbird native nectar plants will be featured, along with some “Chocolate Cake” annuals.  She will show you an a actual hummingbird nest and will share essential tips on how to ready your yard so that you can be entertained by a blizzard of hummingbirds from mid-April until early September (in the northeast).



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