Hummingbird Banding at Indiana Dunes State Park 8/10

29 Jul

Learn about hummingbirds and see them up close during a special hummingbird banding day at the Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center, Aug. 10.

The event is sponsored by Indiana Dunes State Park Interpretive Services and the Friends of Indiana Dunes group.

Licensed hummingbird bander Allen Chartier will demonstrate his craft, explain the science behind it, discuss his research, and offer tips for hummer feeding and gardening.

The event kicks off at 9 a.m. CDT. Allen will set up traps at the nature center feeders to catch and band Indiana Dunes hummers for visitors to see. At 1:30 p.m., Allen will give a presentation on his research with ruby-throated hummingbirds and provide tips for attracting them.

“For visitors who have never seen a hummingbird in the hand and up close, it’s a magical experience,” said park interpreter Brad Bumgardner.

The event is free after paying the standard gate fee of $5 for Indiana vehicles and $10 for out-of-state vehicles. For more information, call the nature center at (219) 926-1390.

Indiana Dunes State Park (stateparks.IN.gov/2980.htm) is at 1600 North 25 E. Chesterton, 46304.
Contact Information:
Name: Brad Bumgardner
Phone: (219) 926-1390
Email: dnrnews@dnr.in.gov

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