First monarchs spotted in Dallas area; what to plant for them
I guess once monarchs and hummingbirds leave their winter homes to migrate north, bad weather does not turn them back. They are programmed genetically to persist. Garden lovers are nature lovers. Even if you do not consider yourself a gardener, these ...
Bird Watching: Leave out feeders for hummingbird migration
A very few ruby-throated hummingbirds do stay over, but most of those seen here from November through March are Western species that, for whatever reason, migrate here instead of to the tropics. Most seem to be rufous hummingbirds, but black-chinned ...
Where Do Hummingbirds Go When They Leave Vermont
Ever wonder where hummingbirds go when they depart from Vermont in September? During a recent trip to Costa Rica some Ludlow residents had an opportunity to see first-hand where they went. Janet and Ralph Pace, joined by Patsy and Kevin Kuntz along ...
You just don't see baby hummingbirds out and about
I've been watching hummingbirds at our feeders for many years. It occurred to me that I only see adult birds, being all the same size. I was wondering: Where are the babies? When do they leave the nest? Are they full grown when they discover the feeders?
Hummingbirds migrate back to area for Spring
may attract attention when a single feeder does not. Later in the spring a variety of potted flowering plants on the porch or deck attracts their attention as well. And when fruit spoils, don't throw it out. Place it in the hummingbird garden. Fruit flies ...