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Hummingbirds 101 with Pat Sutton

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6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

It’s the peak of Ruby-throated Hummingbird migration through Cape May County. Hummingbirds, here since mid-April and having raised one or several families, are now heading south to their winter home, tropical areas where plentiful insects and blooming flowers persist. Naturalist Pat Sutton will teach all about these unique and tiny birds. The program will feature photos of gardens on the upcoming “Tours of Private Hummingbird Gardens” where feeding frenzies of dozens of hummingbirds can be found. The tours are a “must do” for anyone wishing to see a diverse selection of gardens crafted to attract hummingbirds, a great way to learn how to attract them to their own yards.

Pat Sutton has keenly studied the natural world for over 30 years (as the naturalist at the Cape May Point State Park in the 1970s and 1980s and for 21 years, until 2007, as the naturalist and program director at the Cape May Bird Observatory). Pat has an undergraduate degree in Literature and a Masters Degree in Environmental Education. She and her husband (Clay Sutton) wrote the landmark book, Birds and Birding at Cape May (2006), the in-depth result of their efforts over many years documenting and protecting the migration and the Cape May area that they so love. Other books by Pat and Clay include How to Spot Butterflies (1999), How to Spot Hawks & Eagles (1996), and How to Spot an Owl (1994). Today Pat is a free-lance writer, naturalist, educator, lecturer, tour leader, and wildlife garden consultant. Her own wildlife garden is a teaching garden included on many tours and featured in programs and workshops she teaches. For more information go to Pat and Clay’s website: www.patandclaysutton.com

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