Worth the Drive: Hummingbird Days in Santa Cruz

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TRUE THINGS: If you’re going to hear an amazing, gasp-worthy fact, and it is going to be about a bird, there’s probably a 1 in 3 chance the bird in question will be a hummingbird (true, ostriches also fill our collective imaginations, and the flamingo, too, but if the words “beats per minute” are in the question, “hummingbird” will be in the answer). Given the small creatures aptitude for flitting and darting it can seem a monumental task to come across them. But, as anyone who has ever put out a red plastic feeder, or grown certain colorful shrubs knows, that isn’t the case; the world’s flittiest, wing-flappiest superstar is actually quite easy to spot. Which is some of the thinking behind Hummingbird Days at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum. 

To read mor about the special Hummingbird Days at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum, click here to read the full article from our friends at NBC Bay Area.

Each week NBC Bay Area will provide Red Tricycle readers with the inside scoop on a special destination that’s always “Worth the Drive.” NBC Bay Area uncovers and connects their users to all that the city has to offer so they can be true city insiders. They go beyond the obvious and provide access to untold stories and the stories behind the storie