To celebrate the launch of National Audubon's new citizen science project "Hummingbirds at Home" (hummingbirdsathome.org), Oconee Rivers Audubon Society is screening the film "Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air" at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in the Ecology Building Auditorium at the University of Georgia. Free on-campus parking is available outside the Ecology Building.
“Hummingbirds,” produced for the PBS program “Nature,” utilizes high-speed and infrared camera technology to take viewers inside the extraordinary universe of these tiny paradoxes – they are the smallest of birds, yet they qualify as some of the toughest and most energetic creatures on the planet. New knowledge gained from scientists currently making great breakthroughs in hummingbird biology make this a great time to focus on these shimmering, flashing feathered jewels of the natural word. Academy Award-winning actor F. Murray Abraham narrates the 54-minute film.
To reach the Ecology Building parking lot from the Loop 10 bypass, exit at College Station Road and turn west toward campus. Turn right on East Campus road (the first signal-light intersection after the railroad tracks) and drive north. Turn left at the second traffic light onto West Green Street. Turn right into the S-07 parking lot; the Ecology Building is on the north side of the parking lot behind a row of trees.