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June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Found only in the Americas, throughout the centuries, hummingbirds have captivated all who have watched them dance and hover through the air. Pete Axelrod of Wild Birds Unlimited returns to discuss the common attributes of the over 320 distinct species of hummingbird and then delve more deeply into the life and habits of Ruby-throated Hummingbird, the only hummingbird native to New Jersey. In addition, Pete will explain how to use plants and feeders to attract the Ruby-throated hummingbird to backyards.
Pete has been a nature enthusiast since age 5. His passion led him to study Wildlife Biology and Natural History Interpretation. Pete has volunteered in avian population studies, wild bird rehabilitation, habitat restoration, wildlife education and leading birding ventures throughout New Jersey (with NJ Audubon, Friends of Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, The Raptor Trust). He enjoys cycling, kayaking, and hiking and always has his binoculars handy.