Keep Your Eyes Peeled, Thousands Of Hummingbirds Are Headed Right For Missouri During Their Migration This Spring
Spring has sprung, and that means the return of so much natural beauty – from blossoming flowers to lush green grass. One of the first questions many of us have is: When will hummingbirds arrive in Missouri? A sure sign of the season, ruby-throated hummingbirds are a highlight of spring (and summer) for many birdlovers. Here’s everything you need to know about when the hummingbirds will arrive in Missouri.
Are you counting down the days until the hummingbirds arrive in Missouri? Do you feed them? Do you have any tips for other Missourians who want to attract the birds to their yard? Join the conversation in the comments! Then check out these 10 breathtaking photos of Missouri in the spring.
When Will Hummingbirds Arrive in Missouri?
When is the hummingbird migration in Missouri?
One of the first signs of spring in Missouri is the return of the ruby-throated hummingbirds. We should start seeing the beautiful birds anywhere from the beginning to the middle of April as they make their return from Central America. We’re fortunate enough to have the hummingbirds in Missouri until they migrate back to Central America, typically in mid-August. However, if you’re lucky, you might even have some hummingbird visitors (especially if you are providing them with water) through the end of October. For your best chance to enjoy Missouri’s resident hummingbirds, add a bird feeder to your yard.
What are the best hiking trails in Missouri in the spring?
When spring has sprung in Missouri, most of us want to spend time outdoors. One of the best ways to get outside and to enjoy the fresh spring air is on a scenic hike in Missouri. If you’re a fan of colorful wildflowers, especially as they’re blossoming, following the picturesque Quail Ridge Loop Trail in Wentzville. Clocking in at just over three miles, the trail is predominately paved and is considered very easy. The Hawk Ridge Trail in Ballwin, also brimming with vibrant wildflowers, is another popular spring hike that spans four miles. Other picture-perfect spring hikes include Tower Grove Park Trail in St. Louis and Bethany Falls Trail in Blue Springs.
Is there a lavender farm in Missouri to visit in the spring?
Spring just might be the prettiest time of the year in Missouri. The hummingbirds return. Days grow longer. Flowers blossom. If you love flowers, and lavender in particular, you’ll definitely want to plan a visit to Long Row Lavender Farm in Wright City. The 15-acre lavender farm, open seasonally, provides an idyllic backdrop for a stroll past the budding lavender. (The farm also grows peonies and sunflowers.) Grab a delicious bite to eat from the café, and enjoy a picnic at one of the tables outdoors. (You can also eat indoors.)