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All About Hummingbirds

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

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Presenters: Larry and Emily Scheunemann

“All About Hummingbirds” is about the year in the life of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, the only species of hummingbird that breeds in the eastern United States. The photos taken in their yard by Larry will tell the story of how hummingbirds behave interacting with each other and fulfilling their needs to survive.

The process of building a nest and raising two chicks is all documented in photographs taken last summer in their yard. You will learn why they are not fragile, sweet or meek. Do not be fooled by their size or beauty. Find out at this program why hummingbirds are jewels of the bird world, as well as, necessary to many of our favorite plants.

Larry and Emily are retired school teachers from Janesville, Wisconsin. Larry is an avid wildlife photographer. Emily is a naturalist and together they enjoy landscaping for wildlife, so they can enjoy watching and photographing wildlife at their home in southern Wisconsin.

The home that Emily and Larry live in today was a homestead in 1839 in the kettle moraine area of southern Wisconsin. Larry has restored 18 acres of CRP land and they have created a Monarch Wayside and bird sanctuary sighting over 127 different species of birds. All of the pictures in the program were photographed on their property.

A Wisconsin hummingbird bander, Mickey O’Connor, has been banding hummingbirds in the Scheunemann’s yard.

How to register

Note: This is an online event being held via Zoom. A link will be provided via email prior to the event.

To register, please complete a registration form (see below) and submit with your payment in person, by mail, or by phone:

  • In person: at our Garden Gift Gallery (check, cash, or credit card) – Open Monday-Friday 10a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • By mail: Send completed form with your check made out to Rotary Botanical Gardens to Attn: Education Coordinator, 1455 Palmer Drive, Janesville, WI 53545. NOTE: Registration and payment must be received prior to the deadline in order to be enrolled in the class. Deadline for this Botanic Talk is 4/13.
  • By phone: Please call (608) 752-3885 to register over the phone with a credit card.
Registration forms


  • Rotary Botanical Gardens members: $7
  • General public: $10

Cancellations & Refunds

Classes cancelled due to low enrollment will be refunded automatically, and you will be notified by phone or email of the cancellation.


Call (608) 314-8415 or email [email protected]


April 15
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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Delaney Sherwood
(608) 314-8415