The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Pollinator Proﬁle: Hummingbirds
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.
• 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 NW 0.1 miles from 7th Street NW. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20004, 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? (within shouting 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. • Animals • Environment •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 24, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 24, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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