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 (

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Open today and tomorrow; important reminder

We will be open today 9.30-12.30 and 3-6, and also same times tomorrow. Please see for information and directions.
We are a private, shoestring and improvised operation, and there are some basic rules to observe, so that we may continue to open to the public. We are delighted that you tell friends, neighbors and family about us, but please ALWAYS tell them to view the instructions and directions at do not rely on a vague verbal description, and above all insist that before visiting everyone should check (via, which links to this blog) that we will actually be open when they stop by. Visits outside of posted opening dates/hours may receive a frosty reception, unless we are charmed. Visitors should have a serious interest in hummingbirds, gardening etc. Parking is very limited, and we must give priority to hummer aficionados. We welcome children, but please keep an eye on them at all times.

The recent photo, by Bob Imoor, shows a hummer visiting a bog sage spire (Salvia uliginosa). You are welcome to send us images taken at the sanctuary, but please, small files only (200KB).

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