The Bakers are spending time in their backyard when they notice two hummingbirds zooming around. Before long, they are surprised to learn that the female hummer has built a nest and is raising her new family in their yard. Kelly, her dog, and her parents watch the new hummingbird family grow up and learn that these tiny busy birds see reddish colors best, use a variety of materials to build their nests, and enjoy taking “showers” by flying into a spray of water from a hose.
Along with its companion, There’s an Opossum in My Backyard, this book shows you don’t have to travel to a distant national or state park to experience and learn from nature in a meaningful way. You can do so in your own backyard!