Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Home Grown: Planting for Hummingbirds

There's nothing common about hummingbirds.

They are the smallest bird, coming from the smallest egg and living in the smallest nest; their colors include metallic greens, blues and reds; they have the highest metabolism of any animal, with a heartbeat of well over 600 beats per minute; and they are the only group of birds that can deliberately fly backwards.

Their diet consists of flower nectar, sap from trees, spiders and insects, usually captured in or near flowers.

Continued in... Planting for Hummingbirds

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Artwork: Montes de Oca Hummingbird with Bromelaid

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