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Posted on: September 30, 2015

[ARCHIVED] First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird’s Story (TONIGHT)

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The Adopt A Stream Foundation and Snohomish County Parks and Recreation are presenting First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird’s Story at the Northwest Stream Center in Snohomish County’s Mc Collum Park, Wednesday September 30 at 7pm. “First Flight is a wonderful 60-minute award winning film,” says Adopt A Stream Foundation Director Tom Murdoch. “This is a free event that will be a delight for the whole family.”

During the movie, you will be able to witness the personal life of hummingbirds, witness breathtaking moments of “Honey” laying her eggs and her tiny hatchings Ray and Zen, pecking themselves into a new life. Then, you will get to see the new hummingbirds take their first flight from a tiny nest in Noriko and Don Carroll’s back yard. Producer Don Carroll has added new images to this version of the film: Secrets of the Hummingbird’s Tongue showing for the first time the intricate movements of hummingbirds extending their long flexible tongues into a pool of nectar!

At the end of the show, you will be able to see a real hummingbird nest and Murdoch will share information about Northwest hummingbird habits and habitat requirements.

At the 33rd International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula, Montana First Flight won: Merit Awards for Story Telling, Educational Value, Animal Behavior and Backyard Nature. It also won the Special Jury Award at the 7th Matsalu International Nature Film Festival, Estonia; was a FINALIST Children’s Choice Award at Wildscreen 2010 Bristol, England; FINALIST at the 21st Bird and Nature Festival Abbeville France; FINALIST at Festival international du film animalier Albert France and the Green Screen International Nature Film Festival Eckernfoerde Germany.

Space is limited for this free event and reservations are required by calling 425-316-8592. For information about other Streamkeeper Academy events go to

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