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).
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Open This Morning (Aug 8), with Conditions
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY UP TO THE HUMMINGBIRD PICTURE
We will open this morning only (thur aug 8) 9.30 to 12.30 only (closed the rest of the day) WITH CONDITIONS:
You MUST PRINT OUT AND SIGN THIS ONE-DAY LIABILITY WAIVER BEFORE ARRIVING. IF YOU CANNOT ACCESS THIS DOCUMENT IT COULD MEAN OUR QUOTA (i.e. visitor limit) FOR THE DAY HAS BEEN REACHED - don't worry there will be plenty more open days (BUT NO-ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT THIS PRINTED SIGNED AND pre-DATED WAIVER. BY SIGNING THIS WAIVER YOU RENOUNCE ANY RIGHT TO SUE PAUL ADAMS OR OTHERS BASED ON ACCIDENTS OR PROPERTY DAMAGE DURING OR ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR VISIT TO THE SANCTUARY. YOU MUST BRING THE PRINTED SIGNED WAIVER WITH YOU: WE DO NOT PROVIDE FORMS FOR YOU TO SIGN ON THE SPOT. ANYONE NOT BRINGING A SIGNED CORRECTLY DATED WAIVER IS TRESPASSING AND WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE IMMEDIATELY.
AFTER PARKING, IN THE DESIGNATED LOT ONLY, ALL VISITORS MUST NOW ENTER BY THE MAIN DRIVEWAY (TO THE RIGHT OF THE YELLOW MINIBRIDGE), AND WAIT AT THE TABLE. IF THE TABLE IS UNATTENDED PLEASE RING THE BELL - WE WILL QUICKLY ARRIVE TO ADMIT YOU. DO NOT ADVANCE BEYOND THE TABLE, OR ANYWHERE ELSE, UNTIL ADMITTED. THANKS!
The photo is by Sandra Jantzen. We will open at future dates to be posted here, but with similar conditions. Sorry about the hassle, it's caused by factors beyond my control. After complaints by neighbors, the Town of Riverhead has advised us that we need liability wavers.
We will broadcast on the webcam this afternoon when we are closed.