Patrick McMillan: Hummers & the Plants they Love!

Patrick McMillan, Emmy Award-winning host of “Expeditions with Patrick McMillan”, captivated more than 130 SIB members and guests on Wednesday February 22 with his talk on the Life and Biology of Hummingbirds. His presentation included beautiful photos and unbelievable video of hummingbirds from his travels throughout the Americas and in his backyard at the South Carolina Botanical Garden: (link to: in Clemson, SC.  unnamed-1

Patrick also provided a review of excellent food plants which would do well to attract and provide nectar for hummingbirds. All of the plants he mentioned in his talk do very, very well in common garden conditions in the SC Lowcountry and are easy to grow.

Read the entire post including facts about hummingbirds and his list of ten favorite plants for our area and the information about each, many of which are local and none are considered invasive HERE ( on the SIB website.

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Submitted by

Nancy Brown, SIB Communications Chair

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