National Hummingbird day

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When it is National Hummingbird Day there is only one thing to do:  hummmmmm for hummingbirds!  We learned all about this fairy-like feather ball.

We pretended we were hummingbirds and saw how much work it is to drink nectar.  check us out trying to pull nectar out of a flower using a straw tongue!

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We read and reenacted a  fun story by Keith Baker called Little Green.  A little green hummingbird is flying through a sunny garden, leaving a path for sharp eyes to follow. In the story a young artist is watching—and painting what he sees; so we too focused our attention on the flight of the little hummingbird and with chalk on construction paper traced along with the story.

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At the end of the class we turned a paper towel roll into a hum, humhumming hummingbird kazoo! HUMMMMMMMMMMM!,

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About Joy O' Nature

I am a naturalist on the education staff here at Oatland Island Wildlife Center. I earned a B.S. in Terrestrial Ecology with a minor in Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont. I recently received my MPH in Environmental Health from the University of Arizona. I have been a classroom science and environmental educator; instructing all ages from preschool to college, for most of my educated life.

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