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 (

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Jumpstart 2015; new visiting slots

Current visiting slots: mon,tues,wed, thur this week. See righthand column for details and procedures.

Friday evening there was an Arts Festival "JumpStart" in downtown Riverhead, and Claire and I spent part of the evening strolling around and enjoying some of the many activities, both outside and in. It was great to see downtown vibrant and once again it reminded us of the immense potential, and the positive signs that the sleeping beauty is awakening. Of course what's needed is more things to do (shops, gardens restaurants, galleries, bridge over the river etc) along the Riverfront, but the first things to do is multistory parking! Many good locations for this, but of course it needs some local government initiative. But Riverhead is  stalwart Republican, and therefore completely opposed to any type of public investment, however beneficial. Indeed, given their anti-Government attitude, I cannot see why they are always so eager to govern!

For a report on this exciting event, see

Another perfect day at the sanctuary. Here are some more recent images, from Ken Eddy.

The middle image is the Great Spangled Fritillary

1 comment:

  1. Beautitful shots !! .. I love the butterfly :) I agree with your statement about downtown Riverhead, there is so much potential waiting for the right person to come along and create the vision you just described. It would be wonderful !! Thank you again for sharing your sanctuary with us all .. xooxo carolyn