Schedule and Location
Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Fees and Registration
Learn about hummingbirds, the “acrobats of the air,” while sipping a hummingbird cocktail, a delightful summery drink.
Hummingbirds, the second largest bird family in the world, can fly upside down and backwards. They have adapted to freezing temperatures, alternate migration patterns, and plant evolution. They seem so resilient and adaptable yet their range is restricted to the western hemisphere. Explore the hummingbird’s anatomical features that allow their unconventional flight, their role as pollinators, and their fascinating relationships with plants. We will take both a global and a local view as we try to understand why hummingbirds not previously recorded in Illinois have the potential to appear in our own backyards.
Denis has been birding for over the globe for 30 years. His main focus has been on Central and South America. He often organizes birding trips to just about anywhere in the world.
One cocktail and light refreshments are included in the price of this program. The Plant Clinic will be on hand to answer questions about attracting hummingbirds to your garden so you can enjoy them all summer long.
Denis Kania has been teaching ecology and bird related classes for the Morton Arboretum since 1997. When he is not teaching he is bird monitoring at Fermilab or traveling to the friendly corners of the world in search of birds that he has not seen before.
Notes: Held indoors. Age 21+. Limit 65