'Hummingbird Festival & Pollination Celebration' at Sugar Grove
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[August 18, 2012]
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 &
Sugar Grove Nature Center
Saturday, Sept. 1
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
www.sugargrovenaturecenter.org 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