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 (

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

New Visiting Slots Available; Drought! (of rain, not hummers)

Current Visiting Opportunity
am:(10-12.30) and pm : (3-5)
Tuesday Aug 23 pm only
Wed aug 24 am, pm
Thur aug 25 am,pm
Fri aug 26 am only
No weekend opportunity.
Lots more dates in the following 3 weeks to come (including 2 weekend slots) !

In the past 4 months there has been a total of 4.45 inches of rain at the Reeves Beach Weather Station, slightly east of the Sanctuary. I have never known such a dry summer here. A desert receives only slightly less (3.3 inches in 4 months). Of course it's made worse by the high temperatures.

The stunning photos below were taken recently at the sanctuary by Wayne Shen.

The first 2 feature rosebud sage (Salvia involucrata "Bethellii"), a top hummer plant  (still available at Long Island Hummingbird Plants ), and the bottom one aniseed sage "Black and Blue" (S. guarantica cultivar). Note the silvery tongue protruding in the third photo. Still 2 months of hummer activity to go! (and 1 month of visiting to the sanctuary).

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