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Attracting Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds to Your Own Backyard Pollinator Garden

Session 4- Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge
Red-throated hummingbird eating from red flower.
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Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, 8588 IL-148, Marion, IL 62959

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 Sunday, May 19 at the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. This seminar is part of the Nature Dialogue Series. The presentation will be from 1-2 p.m. with additional activities extending the program to 3 p.m. 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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