Leave a comment

Get up close and personal with nature through technology

Get up close and personal with nature through technology
Explore.org's Rosie Hummingbird cam brings you right into her nest.
explore.org

Sitting high up in a ficus tree in La Verne, California is a hummingbird tending to her two young chicks, only days old. It’s a sight that people don’t usually get to see, but one that is amazing to watch as eggs the size of Tic-Tacs turn into fully fledged hummingbirds. They’re probably just like the ones that zoom through your backyard looking for brightly colored flowers in their hunt for insects and nectar.

Now here’s the cool part. Thanks to Explore.org, you can have a front row seat to not only Rosie Hummingbird’s nest, but a huge variety of other animals broadcast on live video feeds through its network of cameras set in remote places all around the world.

The live hummingbird cam is focused on the tiny nest, which is only about the size of a golf ball! Two chicks hatched in January and viewers of the camera can watch them live as Rosie, the mother hummingbird feeds and watches over them.

Explore.org said hummingbirds like Rosie are becoming more rare due to habitat loss and the effects of climate change. In fact, almost every species of hummingbird is either considered threatened or endangered. So, being able to watch a hummingbird nest is truly something special.

You can help by planting hummingbird-friendly plants in your yard at home or by putting out feeders.

Amazon training veterans and military spouses for high-demand jobs
Previous Cool Sites

Amazon training veterans and military spouses for high-demand jobs

See all your military benefits in one place
Next Cool Sites

See all your military benefits in one place

View Comments ()