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Nichols Arboretum


Nichols Arboretum is a botanical garden on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. The arboretum is quite nice and showcases many varieties of upper-midwestern flowers in the cultivated gardens. O. C. Stevens began the arboretum in 1906 and consists of 123 acres of which a large portion is native woodlands.

The highlight of my visit was a hummingbird that flitted back and forth between a perch in the trees and flowers in the landscaped portion of the garden. This shot was the best of a bunch that I took; it’s surprisingly hard to photograph a small bird that has a tendency to move quickly and erratically.