Date: May 11, 2013
Location: Starsmore Discovery Center
2120 N Cheyenne Canyon Rd Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Fee: Free, Donations encouraged. All proceeds go to The Friends of Cheyenne Cañon to provide park programs, trail maintenance, and park safety.
Transportation options: Parking and bus shuttle transport is available at Cheyenne Mountain High School, 1200 Cresta Road 80906
It’s Not Too Soon To Put Out Hummingbird Feeders
Summer may seem weeks away, but it is not too soon to invite migrating hummingbirds to settle in your back yard.
By mid-April, the tiny birds are returning to Colorado Springs from their wintering grounds in Mexico. To attract the birds to your yard or deck, put feeders out in mid-April. Tie red ribbons to flutter in the breeze and attract the birds to your feeder.
To learn more about hummingbirds, plan now to attend the 20th Annual North Cheyenne Cañon Hummingbird Festival on May 11th from 10am to 4pm at the Starsmore Discovery Center in North Cheyenne Cañon Park. The event will feature expert speakers on hummingbirds, artisan vendors, children’s entertainment and activities, a silent auction, and refreshments. Also a series of live bands!
The festival is free but donations are encouraged for all funds go to support events and park trail safety and maintenance through The Friends of Cheyenne Cañon. Starsmore Discovery Center is located at 2120 South Cheyenne Cañon Road. Parking and bus shuttle transport is available at Cheyenne Mountain High School, 1200 Cresta Road 80906. Questions? Call the Starsmore Center at 385-6086 or www.tfocc.org
- Nature themed presentations going on throughout the day.
- Non-profit groups with hands on interpretive information
- Nature themed Artisan vendors
- Food vendors
- Silent Auction
- Children’s Craft Area
- Live Bands:
Broadmoor Academy of Music: Jazz
Broadmoor Academy of Music: Funk
The Mitguards: Folk/Americana
Crystal Hillbillies: Bluegrass
Out of Nowhere: Bluegrass
Contrary Western: Country Western