Louisiana State University

Discover Nature Program: The Magic of Hummingbirds

Featuring Jane Patterson

Even people who are not otherwise enamored of birds adore hummingbirds.  And how can you not?  They are tiny flying jewels that grace our gardens with their presence and always make us smile.  But they are also incredibly resilient and travel hundreds of miles each year on their migratory journeys.  Come learn about the life history of these fascinating birds and also learn what you can do to attract them to your yard year round!

 Jane Patterson is the current President of Baton Rouge Audubon Society, as well as the Education chair. She started birding in 2005 and has gotten into it in a big way, especially from the educational perspective. Jane started a bird club for kids in Baton Rouge (KidsWhoBird), and also teaches beginning birder classes through the LSU Continuing Ed systems as well as at Hilltop Arboretum. She was honored at the National Audubon national conference in July 2014 with the Dutcher award for outstanding service by an Audubon Chapter leader for her efforts in bird related education. Prior to becoming a birder, gardening was one of Jane's primary hobbies, so combining birding and gardening is one of her passions.  She has also gotten into bird photography; what better subjects than all of our beautiful birds! Jane retired from her career in state government in 2016 as the Director of Telecommunications where she was responsible for overseeing internet and phone services for Louisiana state government.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 6:30pm to 8:00am

Hilltop Arboretum, Imo Brown Complex in the Beverly Brown Coates Auditorium
11855 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Target Audience

General Public




$5 for members of Hilltop, LMNGBR and CANPS, $10 for non-members. Pay at the door.

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