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Nature Nurtures; Ruby Throated Hummingbirds Return

Updated: Dec 10, 2022

Nature Nurtures is a column in our local news paper the Lake County Press which I voluntarily write for. To purchase a subscription to the Lake County Press click on the link below, or purchase copies at any of several Two Harbors establishments.



Hummingbirds are fascinating in so many aspects. It is a longtime tradition here in northern Minnesota for many to put their hummingbird feeders out Mother's Day weekend. With the return of the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds to our region so begins their breeding and feasting on nectars and small insects throughout the growing season. They make incredible journeys twice a year, and as they face many hurdles to get here and back again, we can help by knowing a little bit on feeder maintenance and their behavior patterns.


As printed in the Lake County Press May 7th, 2022 Vol. 1 No. 15




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