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 1, 2013
Official Opening Today! Webcam!
Visiting and Parking AT YOUR OWN RISK! - steep uneven paths etc
We will be open this morning (thur aug 1) 9.30 to 12.30. First time visitors please examine the directions and info to the right of this post, or at lihummer.org.
We will be open tomorrow fri aug 2 both am or pm. We will open sat am and pm, and sunday am only. We will also be open most of next week.
The above picture was taken a couple of weeks ago at the sanctuary by Jimmy Chiu. The hummingbird is feeding at Crocosmia "Lucifer". While this is not a top hummer plant, because it does not carry as much nectar as stalwarts such as anise or rosebay salvias, the flaming red flowers carried on high stalks above the tall sword-shaped leaves are highly visible in july. It does quite well at the sanctuary.
On the Interesting Websites feature of this blog, to the right -> you will see a link to a wonderful webcam showing activity at feeders in the Catoctin Mountains of Maryland, where Camp David is located. This webcam is maintained by the brother of Lanny Chambers, whose excellent hummingbird website is also listed there. Initially there's an ad, but you can skip that after a short while.