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, January 27, 2014
Hyperion; new links
Here's a view at the sanctuary in mid -july, when the Hyperion daylilies are out. In greek mythology, Hyperion was the father of the sun; almost no sun in this picture though. Although hummingbird activity doesn't start to really pick up until late july, there are always some around from may 1 onward, but one has to be patient - which is why we wait until august to open. Since I'm usually down in the bahamas until late may, there's always a ton of harden work to do in june and july, getting ready for the visitors (avian and human). However, some loyal volunteers come out to the sanctuary to maintain some feeders, and keep an eye on things, starting in late april, when hummers first arrive on Long Island. You can follow their northward migration at http://hummingbirds.net/map.html (though the map for 2014 has not yet started).
Over in the right-hand column of this blog you can see that I've added links to (A) the Riverhead News-Review article about the legal difficulties of the sanctuary, and also the turtle rescue facility, and
(B) a link to the "Friends of the Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary" Facebook page. You can comments on both of these. I hope soon to add a link to the Newsday article which triggered all the legal difficulties.