Jefferson Elementary has a new hummingbird garden on its campus, which also features a butterfly habitat.
Like the nearby butterfly area, the hummingbird garden has flowers, feeders and baths to welcome the small, energetic birds.
The garden was built with help from a $2,000 grant ING Direct that helped pay for supplies.
A local Boy Scout named Ryan Austin coordinated the overhaul of the garden area as his Eagle Scout project, said first-grade teacher Kim Anderson.
Anderson's students, along with fifth-graders from teacher Tish Reed's class, will study, explore and maintain the garden.
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