Photos by Sue Watson
Heather Gallagher gives school children an opportunity to feel the rapid tiny heartbeat of a hummingbird.
Ninety-year-old Emma Perry of Oxford enjoys sitting and people- watching at the 2017 Hummingbird Celebration in Holly Springs.
Children and adults enjoy a collection of animal pelts presented at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science tent.
Lee Cagle of Fayette County, Tenn., sells honey, produced in three states, at the festival. The hives are placed near fields of wild flowers, soybeans, cotton, sunflowers and melons in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.
About 6,500 hummingbird watchers enjoyed this year’s Hummingbird Celebration at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Holly Springs, according to center director Mike Muraco.