The Hummingbird Festival is back and better than ever at Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve in Charlotte on Aug. 19.
The Hummingbird Festival is back and better than ever at Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve in Charlotte on Aug. 19. Jeff Siner Charlotte Observer file photo
The Hummingbird Festival is back and better than ever at Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve in Charlotte on Aug. 19. Jeff Siner Charlotte Observer file photo

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