Henderson Hummingbird Community Garden development continues as the future home of HUMMINGBIRD BANDING and as a community asset. It is located adjacent to Bender Park so people wishing to photograph hummingbirds or just watch them can do so with people comforts available. Construction began in the spring of 2010 and the new garden was attracting hummingbirds during that first summer season. By 2011 an actual "buffet line" was set and birds, by the dozens, were in abundance during the Hummingbird Hurrah 2011. This year, (2012) we expect the population to increase again making the garden an even greater place to observe and photograph hummingbirds all season long.
2011 saw the long-awaited installation of the "HHH Bridge" that was postponed due to high water in 2010 and the first part of 2011. But just in time for the HHH event, the HHH Bridge was placed over the stream and access direct to the garden walkways was accomplished.
In addition, 2011 saw the installation of the Chimney Swift Tower. As part of Audubon Minnesota efforts to assist in providing nesting environments for these endangered aerial masters, Henderson Feathers underwrote the construction of the HHH Tower as part of the Community Garden.
Remember, the Henderson Hummingbird Community Garden is a total "Volunteer" effort so Help! Those wishing to assist with financial support, planting and/or maintenance of the gardens, please call 507- 248-3824 for scheduling and assignment information.
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