BASICS: "Hummingbirds.....where is the person, I ask, who, on observing this glittering fragment of the rainbow, would not pause, admire, and turn his mind with reverence..." (J. J. Audubon).
This is a blog about my summer life at the Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary, at my winter garden, Calypso, in the Bahamas, and aspects of life in general.
This private sanctuary is now permanently closed to the general public, as a result of a lawsuit brought by a neighbor. Only my friends and personal guests may visit (

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Closed today, open tomorrow but to new visitors only!

We are closed today, but will open tomorrow, sunday (from 9.30 to 12.30 and 3 to 6) BUT ONLY TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE NOT ALREADY VISITED THIS SEASON (or, if you have visited already, please only come if you bring a couple of friends). It may well be rainy but unless it is heavy and continuous this will not deter hummers (and you can take shelter if necessary under the front porch or in the front cabin. ALL NEW VISITORS SHOULD READ and follow THE DIRECTIONS, INSTRUCTIONS AND OTHER INFORMATION AT There will be plenty more opportunities for regular visitors this month. Thanks!
The photo was taken yesterday by Chris Corradino (
It shows a spicebush swallowtail butterfly feeding at Salvia coccinea. The black swallowtail is rather similar, but the spots are yellow.

1 comment:

  1. Paul, the Sanctuary is spectacular, thank you very much for welcoming us. We had a wonderful time, and would gladly return to see these magical birds, and butterflies.