Local hummingbird aficionado, Sandra Young has graciously invited Audubon de Mexico to host a special repeat performance of the event we held last month! If you missed the event, we now have another opportunity for you to experience a close encounter with the abundant hummingbirds in her garden and to learn about their natural history, care and feeding, and ways to make our home gardens, patios, or window boxes a haven for hummingbirds.
Over the past 15 years, Sandra has created a sanctuary for hummingbirds at her lovely home in El Mirador near the Presa Allende. During the spring and fall migratory seasons 50 or more hummingbirds of a variety of species can be found feeding upon the flowers and at the feeders that Sandra lovingly maintains. For the migratory species, the nourishment will help fuel them for the arduous journey ahead.
What's in store for you at this event?
Audubon birding guide, Norman Besman, will share the natural history of hummingbirds, their mutually beneficial relationship with plants, and how to identify the native and visitor hummingbird species found in San Miguel.
Sandra will share her experiences in feeding, gardening and rescuing hummingbirds and you will hear a story and see photos of an amazing rescue of two hummingbird babies that took place here in San Miguel. We will also provide you valuable information about how to get started in creating your own hummingbird haven, including tips for providing food, shelter, and nesting sites. An array of beautiful and fragrant hummingbird attracting plants, courtesy of Franke’s Vivero, and Audubon’s hummingbird feeders will be on sale as well.
Then while enjoying a glass of chilled wine or iced tea, cheese and fruit, we will look at the variety of hummingbird attracting plants in Sandra's garden and enjoy viewing the birds as they zip around the garden and drink from the feeders. We will have a spotting scope set up so that you can see the birds up close and in detail.
- Members 200 pesos, non-members 250 pesos, pay at the door.
- email email@example.com to reserve your space!
- We will coordinate a ride-share program, so please let us know if you would like a ride or can provide transportation.
Proceeds from this event support Audubon's Nature in the City program: Promoting and developing beautiful and beneficial gardens for pollinators and other wildlife in San Miguel.