BASICS: 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.
The sanctuary is ONLY open certain, very limited, dates/times, starting july 20, and ending sept 15, and ONLY by specific private appointment, at particular, available "slot" times posted at this blog. No visits of any type without a confirmed appointment (

Friday, June 26, 2015

Pink Porterweed; renewed call for volunteers at the sanctuary

Here's a vid from october last year showing a young hummingbird feeding at Pink Porterweed (Stachytarpheta mutabilis), a hummingbird magnet. It's difficult to find but Long Island Hummingbird Plants carries it. It's strictly tropical but you can overwinter it indoors- mine is blooming right now, though I've not yet seen Fred, our resident male, using it. And he's doing a very good job of driving all the other local hummers way from every corner of the sanctuary.

A small group of hummingbird aficionados very generously sometimes help out at the sanctuary, either with watering plants and refilling feeders when I'm away for a few days,  or with helping monitor visitor when we are open. If any of my faithful and patient readers would like to help out but are not on the list to which I recently sent a request email, please email me and I will add you to the list. It's essential that you have already, in the past, visited the sanctuary, and that you are fit and good on your feet.

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