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, June 26, 2015

Pink Porterweed; renewed call for volunteers at the sanctuary

Here's a vid from october last year showing a young hummingbird feeding at Pink Porterweed (Stachytarpheta mutabilis), a hummingbird magnet. It's difficult to find but Long Island Hummingbird Plants carries it. It's strictly tropical but you can overwinter it indoors- mine is blooming right now, though I've not yet seen Fred, our resident male, using it. And he's doing a very good job of driving all the other local hummers way from every corner of the sanctuary.

A small group of hummingbird aficionados very generously sometimes help out at the sanctuary, either with watering plants and refilling feeders when I'm away for a few days,  or with helping monitor visitor when we are open. If any of my faithful and patient readers would like to help out but are not on the list to which I recently sent a request email, please email me and I will add you to the list. It's essential that you have already, in the past, visited the sanctuary, and that you are fit and good on your feet.

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