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Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

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The glittering tones I noted as the a nearby bird turned sped past me were a dead giveaway. It was one of the season’s first ruby throated hummingbirds. They are little jewel-toned birds that are major players in the pollination cycle.

W. Brooks Paternotte took the helm of Irvine Nature Center as executive director in July 2013 and immediately began building on the strong 35-year foundation. Brooks is a Baltimore native who was a teacher, coach, advisor, dean and Head of the Middle School during his 13 years at Boys’ Latin School in Baltimore. He is also an instructor and ambassador of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and is a Leave No Trace Master, as well as an avid outdoorsman and a features writer for FlyLife Magazine.
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