Keep Your Eyes Peeled, Thousands Of Hummingbirds Are Headed Right For South Dakota During Their Migration This Spring

Ready or not, South Dakota — here they come! That’s right! The return of spring also means the arrival of the hummingbirds in South Dakota. We know that spring’s officially here when we see our first hummingbirds of the season. You might even want to add a feeder to your yard for an up-close view. When will hummingbirds arrive in South Dakota? We’ve got all the details here:

Are you looking forward to seeing hummingbirds in South Dakota? Did you get a chance to see some of last year’s migration? Tell us about it (or share your photos) in the comments! For even more springtime fun around the Mount Rushmore State, click on Seeing The Arc Of Dreams Is The Perfect Way To End Your Evening In Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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When Will Hummingbirds Arrive In South Dakota?

February 19, 2021

What are the best hiking trails in South Dakota during spring?

Spring offers the perfect backdrop for getting outdoors, enjoying the fresh air, and keeping an eye on the sky for the hummingbird migration in South Dakota. It’s also a great time to go on a leisurely hike in South Dakota. For gorgeous views and a climb up a pretty cool ladder, follow the Notch Trail, which clocks in at just 1.5 miles. Head to the Black Hills National Forest for simply stunning waterfall views, which you’ll see when you venture out on the Roughlock Falls Trail. Wind Cave Canyon Trail, Spring Creek Loop Trail, and Medicine Root Loop Trail are all worth checking out, especially in the spring.

Is there a place to see wildflowers in South Dakota?

Spring in South Dakota is oh-so-pretty, especially with the return of the wildflowers. To see some of the most breathtaking flowers in the state, go on the Harney Peak Trail that boasts stunning views of Black Hills National Forest and wildflowers in vibrant shades of purple, yellow, and blue. It’s the perfect opportunity to stop and smell the flowers (just don’t pick them). You might also want to journey along the Little Spearfish Trail in Spearfish Canyon. The trail’s bursting with lush meadows of beautiful wildflowers, a flowing stream, and majestic green forest.

What are the best state parks to visit in South Dakota?

Who’s ready to spend hours outdoors this spring? Can you think of a better place to see the hummingbirds and to explore than in some of the most under-appreciated state parks in South Dakota? Bear Butte State Park, for example, is tucked in Sturgis and features the gorgeous 1.8-mile Summit Trail. Spirit Mound Historic Prairie in Vermillion is perfect if you want to stroll among the wildflowers. Don’t forget your camera when you visit Lake Louise Recreation Area, where you’re sure to spot ducks and pheasants.

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