Hummingbird Family Lives On at UA’s ENR2 Building

University Relations – Communications, Jacob Chinn photo

The world was watching — and rather intently — a year ago after a black-chinned hummingbird laid two eggs in a small nest she had built on the fifth floor of the ENR2 building on the south side of campus.

Nature lovers from around the world couldn’t get enough of the nest, on which a video camera was trained, recording every movement of the mother and her two babies. A shadowbox now marks the spot.

The project, created by graphic designer Colleen Loomis of the Institute of the Environment with help from the Tucson gallery Petroglyphs, includes an actual piece of the nest attached to a slice of the cable on which it was built.