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Will County Forest Preserve District Hosts Hummingbird Fest

A hummingbird in flight.

Photo by Paul Dacko

The Forest Preserve District of Will County will host a Hummingbird Fest from 1 to 5 p.m., August 20, at Plum Creek Nature Center. Thorn Creek Audubon Society and Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders staff will gently capture, band and release hummingbirds following strict procedures to ensure their safety. Registration is not required to attend the event, but is needed by August 19 to attend one of six banding sessions.

Participants can view live monarch and honeybee displays, and learn how to help pollinators in their own yards. A naturalist will share native landscaping tips. The Nature Foundation of Will County will be selling pollinator-friendly plants while supplies last. Attendees will be able to make an upcycled hummingbird feeder made from a wine bottle and adopt a hummingbird through the Lincoln Land Association.

Location: 27064 S. Dutton Rd., in Crete Township near Beecher. For more information or to register, call 708-946-2216 or visit