Here's a video from a few days ago which shows some of the blooms, as well as a hummingbird feeding (in the middle of the image, about 1/8 way down from the top) and then, after zooming out for a broader view, suddenly attacked by another hummer (8X slo mo: in reality it all happens in less than a second).
Here's a video showing the devastation (to be compared with the "crocs and hypes" video I posted recently, july 12). Only 1 daylily flower left and no crocosmia flowers.
Many of you signed liability waivers for your visit to the sanctuary, others will have received waivers, and still others requested them. However, unfortunately you will need a NEW waiver form for visits this year. The new form will be basically the same as last year, but with a few crucial changes. For example the new form (which has to be approved by more lawyer and is not yet finalized) will be dated by me, to correspond to the appointed time for your visit. As I've explained in recent posts, and in the sections "Visiting Slots" and "Visiting" to the right of this post, visiting this august will be by appointment only. I will post available "slots" for these appointments, and you should choose, and request, a slot that suits you. Please do not request multiple slot times: choose only the available one that best suits you. No slot times have been posted yet, so please be patient.
Here are more videos of hummers visiting the now-vanished "Lucifer" blossoms.