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Hummingbirds - Beauty and Biological Wonder

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Come learn about the birds our Cuban neighbors call the “Zum-zums”, and their absolutely fascinating biological characteristics! Restricted to the Americas, these incredible avian acrobats hover, fly backwards (even upside-down!), endure a metabolic marathon that may only narrowly permit them to survive through a single day. They exhibit plumages that exceed that of Birds-of-Paradise, and are often even iridescent. Several of the more than 360 described species carry names of precious gems, reflecting their unique, brilliant feathery.

Join us for an afternoon at the Cabrillo Horticulture Center, overlooking the entire campus and the Monterey Bay region, where there may be opportunities to view hummingbirds in flight as they feed from the large collection of blooming salvias.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Sat

Location
Aptos Main Campus

Instructor
Bruce Elliott 

 

Notice

Please read:  CAMPUS MAPS: For maps of campus click here: http://www.cabrillo.edu/services/extension/resources.html

PARKING: Parking is enforced 7 days a week on the Cabrillo Campus. Please carefully read the signage in areas where you park. Daily parking permits are $4.00 and can be purchased in any of the student parking lots from parking permit dispensers. Daily permits are only good for the date of purchase. Permit dispensers only accept credit and debit cards, no cash.
For detailed information about parking on campus please go to http://www.cabrillo.edu/services/sheriff/parking.html

Fee: 

$55.00


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/19/2019 - 10/19/2019 Weekly - Sat 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM Aptos, Aptos Main Campus  Map, Room: Hort 5010 Bruce Elliott