Hummingbirds! Beauty and the Beast
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
Powder Valley Nature Center
Please join us for our showing of this production by the Avian Video Center’s Tom Kaminski. Released in October, 2008, it includes spectacular video of 57 hummer species, including all 16 that breed in the US. In part, it shows in just 60 minutes that for all their beauty, they are little beasts that live by the Law of the Jungle. For instance, it demonstrates that they are single moms, deadbeat dads and "teenage" chicks; brainy warriors with specific rules of engagement; connoisseurs that put flower taste ahead of color, for starters. Also included is a special section on the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, just in time for the peak of fall migration for this our local favorite.

Avian Video Center Producer Tom Kaminski has combined his experience in broadcast journalism, aerospace communications, and college teaching to create nature programs that are uniquely educational and entertaining. Little known facts are revealed by the camera's keen eye, and a subtle sense of humor is woven throughout. Every effort is made to ensure that program content is accurate through reviews by experts in their fields.

From the intersection of Interstates 44 & 270, take Watson Rd. to Geyer Rd. Turn north on Geyer and cross the bridge to Cragwold Road on your left. Go west on Gragwold for 1 mile to nature center entrance on right. Follow drive to parking lot. Enter building through left entrance. Questions, call Mitch Leachman at (314)-599-7390.

Mitch Leachman
Executive Director
St. Louis Audubon Society

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