They're coming! They're coming ! The Hummers are coming!
Come treat yourself or someone else to the amazing sights you will see during
MIDLAND EMPIRE AUDUBON SOCIETY'S
"HOOKED ON HUMMINGBIRDS" program
Thursday, April 7th.
This video, produced by Avian Video Center's Tom Kaminski educates and entertains as it shows incredible photography of hummingbirds. The presentation is a combination of science and heart and reveals the astonishing behaviors that the naked eye never sees. Spectacular, close-up footage in slow motion, stop motion, and real time shows hummers flying, feeding, fighting, and nesting as you've never seen them before. You'll be treated to the amazing sight of a hummer building her nest, heartwarming scenes of a hatch-ling being fed, and the humorous attempt of a chick trying to avoid fouling its nest.
This award-winning video also unveils the secrets of hummingbird aerobatics-including upside down flight-as well as nectar robbing, hawking, yawning,housekeeping fuss-budgets and other little-known, rarely seen facets of their lives.
Shot in several states, including southern California and southeastern Arizona, as well as in Costa Rica, in addition to 20 hummingbird species, this 53 minute entertaining and educational documentary also shows the American kestrel, acorn woodpecker, red-naped sapsucker, hooded oriole, rock wren, vermillion flycatcher, and others. Free and open to the public. For more information: call 816-364-4702 or 816-364-1755.Join us at the Missouri Western State University Hearnes Building/Library, Room 102 at 7:00 PM. MWSU is located at 4525 Downs Drive, St. Joseph, MO.
For driving directions: Google Misssouri Western St. University, OR if southbound on I-29, take the Frederick Ave. (Rt6) exit east to Riverside Road; south to Mitchell Avenue; west on Mitchell to SW University Drive; left on Downs Dr. to parking and Hearnes Center entrance.
If northbound on I-29, take US36 exit east to Riverside Road; north on Riverside to Mitchell Avenue; west on Mitchell to SW University Drive; left on Downs Dr. to parking and Hearnes Center entrance.
Hope to see you there.
Frances Cramer for MEAS
St. Joseph, MO. Buchanan Co.