Shangri La Beats the Heat with Hummingbird Presentation

Temperatures may be high, but Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center is encouraging the public to enjoy the outdoors with its Beat the Heat presentation series. The first installment, to be held Tuesday, August 26 at 7:00 p.m., is titled Watching Hummingbirds in Texas, Better than Reality TV, and will be led by Clifford Shackelford, an ornithologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife and co-author of the book Hummingbirds in Texas. The presentation is free of charge and will be held at the Stark Foundation Education Building, 812 Green Avenue, Orange, Texas, which is located adjacent to the parking lot for the Stark Museum of Art in downtown Orange.

Shackelford will introduce the audience to hummingbirds found throughout the state and ignite interest in watching hummingbirds as a pastime. He will also share tips for attracting hummingbirds to backyards and gardens.

“This presentation is a wonderful opportunity to learn the ins and outs of attracting one of nature’s most beautiful creatures to your own home feeder,” said Michael Hoke, Managing Director of Shangri La.

Following the presentation, Shackelford will sign copies of his book Hummingbirds in Texas, which will be available for purchase at the presentation. Additional hummingbird merchandise, including feeders and jewelry, will also be sold at the event.

For more information, please visit or call 409.670.9113.