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, May 9, 2013
Soon on the way back
We will shortly be wending our way back to Long Island from our winter refuge in the Bahamas, on Eleuthera. But already volunteers are hard at work at the hummingbird sanctuary maintaining feeders and starting to tame the overgrown gardens. In the next few days I will be posting some recent photos of the gardens at Calypso, our Eleuthera home. Then I will start posting updates about the Hummingbird Sanctuary in Baiting Hollow, which will be opening Aug 1.
The above photo shows a patch of heliconias, with a ti plant (reddish leaves) on the left, and a coconut pal behind. The photo below shows a small part of the Rockery, with Aechmea blanchetiana (orange leaves), blue plumbago, a buccanneer palm, pink bougainvillea and oleander, and a ruellia blossom.