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Hummingbird Fest

Event information

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2024

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 708-946-2216

Location: Plum Creek Nature Center


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A ruby-throated hummingbird getting nectar from a purple flower. Photo courtesy of Dan Eccles

Event details

Our annual Hummingbird Fest has been reworked this year to allow more visitors to see the fan-favorite banding of the hummingbirds and puts the spotlight on our fast, feathered friends and other pollinators. The Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders will have certified banders on site for you to observe the hummingbird banding process. Funding for the banding is made possible by the Thorn Creek Audubon Society.

Beyond the banding, learn how to take action at home to help pollinators of all kinds. View the live monarch and honeybee displays. Play like a hummingbird and shop vendor row for bird-friendly merch including native plants from The Nature Foundation of Will County.

Event requirements

No registration required.

This event takes place in an accessible facility and outdoors on paved pathways and natural terrain.  Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.