The Croton Critters and Creations 4-H Club has agreed to help in the movement to make Hartford Township's the "Hummingbird Capital."

The Croton Critters and Creations 4-H Club has agreed to help in the movement to make Hartford Township's the "Hummingbird Capital."

The club began its effort at the second meeting of the year, when each member introduced an interesting fact. A folder was given to each member to keep hummingbird information, and plans were made to make feeders to hang around the town.

A couple of meetings later, members made hummingbird bookmarks, which were donated to the library to help spread hummingbird news to the community.

Another craft, now on display at the library, was colored paper hummingbirds on toilet paper rolls. Children and parents can see the paper hummingbirds during Aunt Pearl's Reading Circle.

The feeders were the final project, and were donated to anyone in the community who wanted one. They were created from old Gatorade bottles,

"It's good to see people thinking about hummingbirds by planting plants to attract them and helping the community look nice," said Faith Barker, Hartford Library director. "It's nice knowing people are becoming more aware that hummingbirds migrate here every year."

Barker has helped with the project since it began in February.

-- Kelsey Garrabrant