Heddy the hummingbird has made herself right at home at explore.org, nesting with her two chicks in the ivy hanging off a bottlebrush tree. Her name is inspired by that very ivy, Hedera Helix, and she’s quite happy with it. Now it’s up to you and two elementary school classes to give her chicks their own names!
Got the perfect names? Submit either two gender-neutral names or one male and one female name in the comments section below. We’ll take all of your suggestions to our selected 1st and 3rd graders to vote on their favorite.
The chicks hatched on March 6th, 2015 – one in the early hours and one in the afternoon. We don’t know the genders of the babies and won’t really be able to tell until their first molt at one year old. But Heddy is dedicating her life to fledging these two chicks, so they deserve an equally inspiring pair of names. Let’s hear them!