Little Wonders: Big Nature, Little Nature
Ages 3-5 with an adult chaperone.
Wednesday, August 20; 10:00-11:30 a.m. or 1:00-2:30 p.m.
search for big leaves and little leaves, big plants and little
plants, big animals and little animals. Then we’ll enjoy big and
little snacks, stories, and crafts!
Fee: $5/child members,
$8/child non-members; registration required
For more information or to register for this program, phone
309.874.2174 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org Sugar Grove Nature
Center is located in beautiful, historic Funks Grove, just south of
Bloomington-Normal. For a map and directions to the Nature Center,
membership and program information visit us on-line at
Hummingbird Festival &
Saturday, August 30; 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Plan to attend our 8th Annual Hummingbird Festival & Pollination
Celebration! Celebrate hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies – the
vital pollinators for countless varieties of plant life in Funks
Grove. Enjoy entertainment, education, food, and fun at this FREE
What is pollination and why are pollinators important? Join us to
find out! All ages are encouraged to learn about pollination and
pollinator migration from experts during seminars, classroom
programs, guided hikes, and garden tours. Children will especially
enjoy watching puppet shows, making crafts, and overcoming obstacles
in a life-sized game of migration.
We are excited to welcome back Vern Kleen of Springfield, Illinois,
to the Festival again this year. Vern is one of the few licensed
hummingbird banders in the United States. During the day he will
demonstrate trapping, banding, and releasing hummingbirds.
Celebration participants will have the chance to “adopt” a bird to
receive updates if it is recaptured.
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Attend hummingbird seminars led by Deanna Frautschi and
Jeanine Morse to learn more about attracting these winged
wonders to your yard and garden. Browse an assortment of
products from Wild Birds Unlimited of Normal, tour our Monarch
Waystation, visit with Wild Ones members to learn about native
landscaping, explore our honey bee hives and sample some Sugar
New this year…meet Kirby and Cindy Pringle,
creators of “Plight of the Monarch,” a 22 minute documentary that
looks at the causes behind the rapidly declining population of the
monarch, the lifecycle of the butterfly and what people can do to
help increase the number of monarchs. Multiple showings of the film
will take place throughout the festival.
Follow us on Facebook or visit our website at
www.sugargrovenaturecenter.org to find a complete listing
of events, updated information, and previews of the days’ activities
as the festival approaches.
Please Note: Guests will not be permitted on the grounds before
10:00 a.m. on the day of the festival.
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, please visit us on-line at
[Text received; JANET RASMUSSEN,
SUGAR GROVE NATURE CENTER]