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Attracting Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds to Your Own Backyard Pollinator Garden

Session 2 - Giant City State Park Visitor Center
Red-throated hummingbird eating from red flower.
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Giant City State Park Visitor Center, 235 Giant City Rd, Makanda, IL 62958

Have you noticed different birds at your feeders? Although ruby-throated hummingbirds are expected visitors to gardens east of the Rocky Mountains, several species of vagrant hummingbirds have been documented in Illinois. Did you know that there are citizen science projects looking for your observations on these magnificent creatures? Join Horticulture Educator Kim Rohling to learn about the natural history of the ruby-throated hummingbird, tips on supplemental feeding, and native plant species that are attractive to hummingbirds.

This session is Monday, April 15, from 1-2 p.m. at the Giant City State Park Visitor Center. After each program, Kim Rohling can take interested parties on a short walk to look at species planted at each site’s pollinator garden (weather permitting). To register, visit

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