York Street gardens will close at 3 p.m. on July 29, Aug. 1, 8, 9 and 10 for concerts and close at 3 p.m. on Aug. 5 for a private event. Other early closings.
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Check out this hummingbird, spotted almost directly overhead in the Lilac Garden at Denver Botanic Gardens. Normally, I'm more interested in the horticultural and botanic than I am in the animals I might happen to see in Denver. But this bird was twittering away, paused to sit for just a moment on the branch, then leapt from its perch into the air and swooped and dived several times before dashing across the Gardens. I was lucky to enough to share the experience with both adults and children. (Doesn't it seem like the Gardens is be a great place for children and families in the summer? Look here or read Lisa's blog.) It was neat enough to see a hummingbird, to watch it perching with an audience as entranced as we were was divine!