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"I know hummingbirds use moss in their nests."


This week we got the rare opportunity to visit kindergarteners in their classroom. Carefully following Covid-19 protocols, we gathered to talk about hummingbirds and their interdependence with the forest. Students got to see a sapsucker well, which is the hummingbirds' first food source in the spring. They were also able to see a hummingbird nest. Did you know hummingbirds gather cattail fluff, moss and lichens to build their nests - but they need spiderwebs to sew it all together. Another interesting fact: hummingbird nests stretch as the eggs hatch and the chicks grow, so the nest is always the perfect size to keep babies snug and warm. Thank you to Ms. Bennison's class for inviting us in!

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