Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Yeah! Greet the hummingbirds.

Posted By on Wed, May 4, 2011 at 12:09 PM

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Now that the last dreary vestiges of our brown, brown winter are finally receding, we can all throw off the bondage of Seasonal Affective Disorder, and actually leave our dens once again.

Thank God for that!

And on that springy, flingy, lighthearted sort of note, the city is actually having a Hummingbird Festival. Doesn't that just sound lovely? Don't you just want to leave work right now and go sip nectar from whimsical blown-glass cup in some sort of Alice's wonderland-type garden, with those pretty little birds buzzing around your head?

Damn right you do!

But, actually, you're going to have to wait until this weekend. And actually I lied about the nectar and the cool glassware. It's just birds and flowers. But still. Sure beats the heck out of your den, doesn't it?

18th Annual Hummingbird Festival Saturday, May 7

Come spend quality family time this Mother’s Day weekend at the 18th Annual Hummingbird Festival on Saturday, May 7th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Starsmore Discovery Center in North Cheyenne Cañon Park.
Each autumn the hummingbirds of the Pikes Peak Region migrate and fly southward. Luckily, in the spring they return to brighten our summer. The Hummingbird Festival welcomes their return with a daylong celebration that includes refreshments and live music throughout the day. Expert speakers on hummingbirds, a plant sale featuring plants that attract hummingbirds, children’s entertainment and activities, a silent auction, and guided bird walks are featured.

Starsmore Discovery Center is located at 2120 South Cheyenne Cañon Road. Parking and bus shuttle transport is available at Cheyenne Mountain High School, 1200 Cresta Road 80906. Questions? Call the Starsmore Center at 385-6086 or www.tfocc.org

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