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Learn how to attract ruby-throated hummingbirds to your backyard

Red-throated hummingbird.

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. Workshop options include: 

*This seminar is a part of the Nature Dialogues Series. The presentation will be 1-2 p.m., and other activities could extend this 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 please visit or call (618) 687-1727.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in programming, please contact Kim Rohling at Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

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