Hummingbird Day at UCSC Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Bring the whole family and explore the breathtaking gardens of the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Meet up with a docent to learn about plants that attract one of the Garden's most celebrated birds - the Hummingbird. Visit our photo table in the Australian Garden, get some photography tips from our volunteer photographer, Ferd Bergholz. Join our monthly Community Science: Spring Phenology Walks; explore and track native plant cycles in our entrance garden, meet's at Norrie's at 11am, pre-registration is recommended, limited to 15 people.

You’ll likely spot Anna’s and Allen’s hummingbirds, the two most common species in Northern California. “The density of hummingbirds — the number per area in the Arboretum — is ridiculously high,” says Bruce Lyon, professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCSC. “You can watch them feeding on flowers, you can watch their courtship, you can watch them chasing different species — it’s a great opportunity to see some pretty amazing hummingbird biology.”

*Please note: No early access, gates open at 9 am. We will not have children's activities this year, but please visit our booth at the World Migratory Bird Day at Natural Bridges. No scheduled tours or lectures. No special pricing, just regular admission, payable Norrie's Gift and Garden Shop at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 10:00am to 4:00pm

122 Arboretum Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064

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FREE with Paid Admission, FREE for Members & UCSC Students

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