Tag Archives: Archilochus colubris

Blooming RED, White, and Blue

As promised, here is a follow up to our Planning for the Red, White and Blue series on patriotic gardens. Enjoy your holiday and our pictures of some of the red, white, and blue flowers that we found blooming in local gardens on July 4 of years past. Continue reading

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Can You Identify These Pollinators? Part 3: Hummingbirds

Sometimes moth species, like the white-lined sphinx (Hyles lineata) above, are mistaken for hummingbirds. Unlike most moths, it often feeds during the day. At first glance, its bulk, rapid wing movement, swift flight, and habit of hovering as it feeds resembles that of a hummingbird. No wonder these insects also are referred to as hummingbird moths. Continue reading

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World Migratory Bird Day – May 9 and 10

Written by Mary Free, Certified Master Gardener The migration of birds northward peaks in April and May, and we celebrate World Migratory Bird Day May 9 and 10. Initiated in 2006 and administered by the United Nations Environment Programme, it … Continue reading

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