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 (

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Pick Up your hummingbird plants this weekend in Medford!

The photo was taken at the BH Sanctuary last year by Rick Mei. The hummer is feeding at cardinal flower, a superb hummer-friendly perennial for Long Island.

The best place to get hummingbird plants on Long Island is at a surprisingly secluded spot in Medford, not far from the LIE. They have a new website and will be open this weekend. I predict they will be quickly sold out.

Please bear in mind that the Baiting Hollow Hummingbird Sanctuary is CLOSED until august. Please see these pages for updates.


  1. Hello! I'm in Medford and would love to pick up some more plants... but the link doesn't seem to be working. Could you tell me where this place is?

    1. Did you ever make it to Long Island Hummingbird Plants?
      If not you can email them at Or call 516-607-9556