Photo by Adam Hadley
Students from eight different schools within Oregon collected data on the amount of nectar that was consumed from graduated feeders. We have all of the data back from last year’s experiments and there are some interesting trends. It looks like students who placed their feeders in locations surrounded by higher amounts of native forest tended to have more nectar consumed from their feeders. Here is the letter that Mary Grant wrote up summarizing the student’s efforts: 2012_student_project_summary
This spring new classes of students have been collecting data on consumption rates and counting hummingbird visits during 10-minute intervals. It will be interesting to see what all of this new data will reveal!