Flying Jewels and Wildflowers in the Garden: The Science of Banding Hummingbirds
with Susan Campbell, Naturalist
Date: Saturday, August 22, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Fee: $18 ($16 Members)
During this online program, discover how researchers band ruby-throated hummingbirds, North Carolina’s only native hummingbird. Virtually meet local ruby-throated hummingbirds and learn how researchers trap, handle, and band these tiny birds for data recording. Learn about their fascinating lives and hear about native wildflowers and woody plants that provide nectar and fulfill habitat needs.
A hummingbird is a very small nectar-sipping New World bird of the family Trochilidae, characterized by the brilliant, iridescent plumage of the male, a slender bill, and narrow wings, the extremely rapid beating of which produces a humming sound: noted for their ability to hover and to fly upward, downward, and backward in a horizontal position. (dictionary.com)
This program is offered through a partnership between NCBG and New Hope Audubon Society