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Hummingbird Festival & Pollination Celebration

  • Sugar Grove Nature Center 4532 North 725 East Road McLean, IL, 61754 United States (map)

Plan to attend the 9th 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 event!

What is pollination and why are pollinators important?  Join us to find out!  All ages are encouraged to learn about hummingbirds and other pollinators from experts during programs, guided hikes, and garden tours. Browse an assortment of products available from Wild Birds Unlimited of Normal. Visit with Wild Ones members to learn about native landscaping. Buzz on down to our Sap & Honey House to see a bee hive up-close, sample honey, and learn from members of the Illinois State University Beekeeping Club!  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.

This event is FREE. No registration is required.

Earlier Event: August 28
Yoga in the Woods with Jean Sloan
Later Event: September 10
Old Time Folk and Country Jam