June 9, 2000
Hummingbirds can be a charming addition to any garden. Seeing one of these beautiful birds
effortlessly float above a flower in search of nectar explains why many gardeners go out of their way to
attract them to their yard.
While there are hundreds of different species, the ruby-throated hummingbird is the only
species commonly found in Iowa. The male is easily recognizable by its emerald green back, white breast,
and brilliant red throat. The female is similar in coloring, but lacking the red throat.
Field days give farmers the chance to see research projects in progress and talk with the researchers involved in the experiments. But they also provide the public an opportunity to view the latest in modern agriculture and anyone is welcome to attend. Field days take place rain or shine. Program details are subject to change.
Demonstration Home Garden Field Days various horticultural topics are discussed at these research and demonstration farms. Each begins at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
It seems like too simple of a concept, doesn't it? One of the most common substances on the planet can actually assist you in keeping bugs at bay. Consider using one or more of the following ideas as you maintain the grass, flowers, shrubs, trees and vegetables on your property this year.