UA ENR2 Building Hosts Avian Family

July 29, 2015

UA ENR2 Building Hosts Avian Family

A momma hummingbird hatched twins this summer at the new University of Arizona Environment and Natural Resources Building, called ENR2. This hummingbird is not camera shy; she built her nest on a data cable dangling directly in front of a security camera.  

Those at UA Planning, Design and Construction were quick to launch a live feed to their website so all could enjoy. While it lasts you can see the live camera feed online.

Staff believe the bird is either an Anna's or Black Chinned hummingbird.

It is fitting that this wild bird made ENR2 her home: the design of the building was inspired by a desert slot canyon. 

ENR2 is the UA's new, energy-efficient facility that furthers interdisciplinary research in earth, environmental, natural resources, math and related sciences. Housed at the building will be the UA Institute of the Environment, the School of Geography and Development, the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, the Office of Arid Lands Studies and members of the UA Deptment of Mathematics. An opening ceremony and dedication event is being planned for September.