Current News…….

Henderson Feathers business meeting on Tuesday, March 19th at 6:15p.m. in the Henderson Library lower level. We welcome anyone interested in our Garden, Hurrah in August and the new project of the “National Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Center” to open in the future in Henderson!! We do NOT have a definite opening date as of yet. $50 Inaugural Founding Sponsorships for 1 year are being accepted. Thank you!!! Please contact us for the details of the Sponsorship and how this will benefit you and the Center! 507-665-6570 Brenda Email :

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NOTE: Photos are compliments of Joe Tafs of Bloomington, taken last summer in our Hummingbird Garden!! Thanks Joe!!


NOTE: December 2023! We are very proud to say the Henderson City Council approved the purchase of the St Joseph’s Church and Parish Center. Henderson Feathers, Inc. will lease the buildings for the National Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Center to open in 2024! The “Center” will be an extension of the Hummingbird Garden and Hurrah, which will remain just as before! More details regarding the “Center” to be announced in the near future. We appreciate all the support we have been privileged to enjoy over the years and welcome new friends of the Hummingbirds in the future. Dolores Hagen, the founder of Henderson Feathers back in 2008, I believe would be very proud and we will keep her memory in our plans for the future.


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We welcome additional committee members and volunteers. Thank you to our supporters that stepped up as Board Members, Committee Chairs and Volunteers since September 2023! Our Henderson Feathers first meeting in 2024 will be January 16th at 6:15 p.m. in the lower level of the Henderson Library.

If interested please email or call Brenda 507-665-6570.

*Donors and Volunteers 2023, THANK YOU!

Thank you to all our visitors on August 19th – Hummingbird Hurrah! We had 300+ attending and 100’s of visitors to the Hummingbird Garden during the year.

Arlene Busse

Barb & Bob Miller

Bender’s/ Wiese True Value Hardware

Bender Park

Birds & Bloom Magazine

Brenda K’s Kreations

Carl & Verna Schmidt Foundation

Cathy Creech

Connie Rau

Connie Todryk

Charles N. Kotasek

City of Henderson/Bruce Gustafson

CRS Personal Imaging (Sandy Steinmetz)

Curt Schultz

Dahlheimer Beverage of Green Isle

Dana Melius

Drummers Garden Center

Dave Kolter

David Rice

Dolores Hagen Memorial Fund

Evolution Shirts

First State Bank/Henderson

Heart of Henderson

Henderson Classical Glass

Henderson Community Foundation

Henderson Feathers

Henderson Fire Dept.

Henderson Independent

Henderson Lions – Ron Walters

Hometown Bank of Henderson

Janeth Madsen Memorial Fund

Jared Kotasek

Jason Sellner

Jeff DuCharme

Jim Pifher

Joan & Marlin Rose

Joe & Mary Tafs

Judy Loewe

K&R Graphics

Karen’s Flowers



Ladies Tourist Club-GFWC

Larry Pfarr          

Laurie & Steve Gresch

Linda & Loren Rist

Liz High

Mark & Kathy Hodapp

Marilyn’s Sew Unique Doll Boutique

Mary Shetka

Michelle & Steve Miller

MNCS Minnesota New Country School

Nancy Otto

NJ Steiner Feeders

Pat Steckman

Pop’s Birding Company

Sandy Seaver

Sarah Malchow

Schuette’s Ice Cream Shoppe

Shannon Kantrowitz

SMIF (Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation)

Sr. Perspective

Steve & Joleen Sellner

This Old House Garden & Gifts

Thrivent Action Team

Tom Phillips & Family

Valerian Miller

Valley Veggies & Flowers

Vicki Stork & family

Visitors and Volunteers

Wagar’s Grocery & Fuel

Walgreens Photo Dept

Wild Bird’s Unlimited -Eden Prairie

Committee Members: Arlene Busse, Pat Steckman, Linda Rist, Doug Thomas, Sue Felmlee, Beth Cornish, Louisa Voss and Brenda Kotasek, 

Many seasonal Hurrah Volunteers!! Jane Straub, Joan Stoffel, Joan Wacker, Joyce Swenson, MaryAnn Pilling, Sue McPartland, Diane Hrabe, Dan Fiebiger, Sue Pumper, Marlene Groves, Ella Miller, Jealousy, Lilli & Zach VonEschen …..sorry if I have missed someone!!!!

Thank you also to our Educational Displays: MVAC (Minnesota Valley Audubon Chapter) , Ney Nature Center, Bluebird Recovery, Pollinators- Amanda Vogel, Ron Windingstad – Chimney Swifts, Bees – Larry Pfarr (Get Growing with Larry KSTP 5)