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Pollinator Profile: Hummingbirds

 
 
Pollinator Profile: <b>Hummingbirds</b> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2017
1. Pollinator Profile: Hummingbirds Marker
Inscription. The long, thin bill and tongue of a hummingbird allows it to reach the nectar hidden deeply in tubular flowers. The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is the only species breeding on the East Coast each summer, after traveling up from Mexico and Central America.

Favorite Flowers
• Flower Color: Scarlet, Orange, Red, or White
• Nectar Guides: Absent
• Odor: None
• Nectar: Ample; deeply hidden
• Pollen: Modest
• Flower Shape: Large funnel-like cups, and a strong perch to support hummingbirds frequently visit beebalm and honeysuckle

Do you know a hummingbird's diet?
Hummingbirds require 6,000 to 12,000 calories per day. They visit plants with nectar that is 20-30% sugar. By comparison, soda is only about 10% sugar.
 
Location. 38° 53.468′ N, 77° 1.453′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Madison Drive Northwest west of 7th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20560, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. How can you help pollinators? (a few steps from this marker); Where do pollinators live?
Pollinator Profile: <b>Hummingbirds</b> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2017
2. Pollinator Profile: Hummingbirds Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); When does pollination happen? (within shouting distance of this marker); Why is pollination important? (within shouting distance of this marker); What is this? (within shouting distance of this marker); Triceratops horridus (within shouting distance of this marker); The American Elm that Grew Along with America (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Temple for Our History (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
Categories. AnimalsEnvironment
 
Pollinator Profile: <b>Hummingbirds</b> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 22, 2018
3. Pollinator Profile: Hummingbirds Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 24, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on January 22, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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