|Alan, Master Gardener volunteer, is in the green shirt.|
|Hummingbird banding was going on under the tent near the flags.|
Clemson Univ. Extension has a publication about creating an inviting environment for hummingbirds, and I was able to bring copies of that, too.
|Many of the younger crowd went away with colorful hummingbird "tattoos."|
|Kids also made these cute little hummingbirds to take home. The body is a peanut.|
The event had plenty of activities for the younger crowd, including hummingbird "tattoos," a learning table, and a couple of "make your own" hummingbird crafts.
The craft that I hadn't seen before involved making little hummingbirds out of peanuts. They were super-cute! I was told that a lot of adults wanted to make these, too, but there weren't enough prepared peanut bodies for more than just the kids to make these.
The peanuts had been pre-painted with white paint, a toothpick had been stuck into a hole to be the beak, and little tulle wings had been tied with twine and hot-glued on. The kids needed to determine whether their bird would be male or female, and paint the peanut accordingly.
The very last picture in the set is included for my Mom, who needs to use her walker more. She has a hairline fracture in her lower leg that resulted from a fall a couple of weeks ago.
Several people made use of walkers at the event. They were well-prepared for the uneven ground and a morning outside in the August heat.