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They are among the smallest birds in the world and on Aug. 23, you will be able to get a close-up view of the tiny creatures at Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation’s annual Hummingbird Festival.

Hummingbird FestivalThe free event will take place at Reedy Creek Nature Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.

Bring the entire family and enjoy an afternoon of activities while learning amazing facts about hummingbirds. Activities include:

  • The Predators of the Hummingbird exhibit
  • Bird banding demonstrations
  • Story time by Mother Nature
  • Kids’ activities
  • Informational talks
  • Nature hikes
  • Geocaching
  • And more!

To learn more, visit and click on the Reedy Creek Nature Center Web page.