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 (paul.adams%stonybrook.edu).
Monday, July 29, 2013
ALL VISITS AT YOUR OWN RISK!
The photo is another superb recent one by Rick Mei. The hummingbird is feeding at Salvia involucrata "Mulberry Jam".
We will open for the first time this season tomorrow afternoon (tues july 30) at 3 pm, until 5.30.
We will then open the following dates times (am = 9.30-12.30, pm = 3-5.30):
wed july 31 am,pm
thur aug 1 am,pm
fri aug 2 am OR pm (see blog) but not both
sat aug 3 am, pm
sun aug 3 am.
WE ALWAYS CLOSE 12.30-3; there are several excellent local restaurants, as well as vineyards and farmstands. If you do visit a local commercial establishment, please mention that you are visiting the hummingbird sanctuary.
We will also open most of the following 3 weeks - please check the blog for details. If possible please come during the week, when you can stay till closing time. If you come at the weekend and the parking lot is busy, please limit the length of your visit. There is no charge (and closely supervised children, but not dogs, are welcome) , though we welcome gifts of good hummingbird plants (e.g. bee balm, cardinal flower) and old but sturdy garden chairs. You visit at your own risk (WE DO NOT CARRY ANY INSURANCE) and the roads and paths are difficult. You should wear proper shoes, this is a nature sanctuary, not the mall!
New visitors must carefully read instructions and directions at lihummer.org, and should ring the bell on arrival and proceed.
Groups of 6 or more can make an appointment for a weekday private visit (email me at padams?notes.sunysb.edu, where you correct the ?). You can also email any other question you might have.