October 25, 2005

Archilochus colubris

Here she is feeding on a cardinal climber vine (an Ipomoea species, related to morning glory, sweet potato, and moonflower). These guys are also fond of the zinnias, nasturtiums, and jewelweed that grow all around the Scratch House. If you want to attract hummingbirds (and butterflies) to your garden, they go for a variety of tube-shaped flowers.


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