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 (

Friday, August 9, 2013


You now need to present a signed liability waiver to visit at posted open times.  Please do not visit at other times. Waivers must be printed and signed before visiting: waiver forms are NOT available at the sanctuary. Despite the drizzle we are open this friday morning 9.30-12.30, but ONLY TO THOSE who present a printed signed waiver at the admission table. You should reach this by walking down the marked driveway from the parking lot (PARK ONLY IN THIS LOT) to the Bell. If the table is unattended please ring the Bell. Even equipped with a waiver, you must be extremely careful during your visit, especially if you are old, unfit, poorly shod or have difficulty walking. Sty on paths, which are steep, uneven and, today, slippery. We carry no insurance and you enter at your OWN RISK. CLOSED SAT AUG 10 and SUNDAY AUG 11 except by previous arrangement. WE ARE CLOSED AT ALL OTHER DATES/TIMES UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED AT THE CURRENT BLOG POSTING.

The photo, by Joe Mure, shows a hummer feeding at Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens), a 3 star plant, perennial, easy to grow and almost continuously flowering, starting when the hummers arrive in early may.

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