In Walnut Hill, the Robert and Donita Morris home will be the site for a Hummingbird Festival scheduled for Wednesday July 22 from 8am to 11am.
In the last four years over 360 hummingbirds have been banded at this site. Vernon Kleen, a licensed hummingbird bander from Springfield and associated with Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders, will begin the banding at 8:00 am with a short discussion about hummingbirds and explain why they are banded.
There is no admission charge for this family event and visitors may stay as long as they wish. Visitors may also “adopt” a bird by making a $5 donation to the Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders. Donors will receive an attractive signed certificate, be given the privilege of releasing their adopted birds (if enough birds are captured), and will be notified if their birds are ever recaptured.
If hummingbirds appeal to you, then plan on visiting the Walnut Hill, IL Hummingbird Festival. It should be a rewarding experience. The Robert Morris home is located on 229 Medlin Road East of Walnut Hill and about 5 miles East of Centralia south of Route 161 East.
The Lincoln Land Association of Bird Banders is a not-for-profit organization to perform sound scientific studies and educational services to monitor, protect and enhance the populations of Illinois’ native birds and their unique environments.
Donations of sugar are appreciated.
Please bring lawn chairs, hats, cameras, and your own drinks.