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'Hummingbird Festival & Pollination Celebration' at Sugar Grove Nature Center

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[August 18, 2012]  McLEAN -- Buzz on over to Sugar Grove Nature Center on Sept. 1 to join the activities as the nature center celebrates hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. Learn from local experts about the important pollinators in Funks Grove by participating in programs, seminars, hikes and more. There will also be entertainment, food and fun. The "Hummingbird Festival & Pollination Celebration" runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.

Vernon Kleen, from Springfield, is one of the few licensed hummingbird banders in the United States. He is returning for the sixth year of hummingbird banding at the nature center. Visitors will have a chance to feel the heartbeat of a hummingbird and are invited to "adopt" one of these winged wonders.

Wild Birds Unlimited will offer hummingbird seminars, resources and products. Learn all about monarch tagging from McLean County Master Gardeners as well as tips and tricks to attract these beautiful insects to your yard. Honeybee programs, activities for kids and garden tours are also part of the fun.

Hummingbird Festival & Pollination Celebration

Sugar Grove Nature Center

Saturday, Sept. 1
10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Free admission

Visit for updated program information and a complete schedule of events as the date approaches.

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This event is sponsored by the Illinois Audubon Society, Wild Birds Unlimited of Normal, Wendell Niepagen Greenhouses and Sugar Grove Nature Center.

For more information about this or other nature center programs, phone 309-874-2174 or email

Sugar Grove Nature Center is located in beautiful, historic Funks Grove, Illinois just south of Bloomington-Normal off of Old Route 66. For a map and directions to the nature center, membership and program information, visit

[Text from file received from Sugar Grove Nature Center]

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