Monday, October 29, 2012

Red is for hummingbirds

Photo by Matt Ball 10/23/2012

Hummingbird banding is over for this year, and soon the feeders in the canyon will be taken down. Fortunately for those birds who stay year round, (not only are there plenty of feeders in the area, but also) there are sources of nectar in these aptly-named Hummingbird Trumpets (Epilobium canum ssp. latifolium). Page 129 in Mountain Wildflowers of Southern Arizona by Frank S. Rose. If you don't already have this great book, pick it up at the Desert Museum, the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center bookstore, online, wherever you can! You'll be glad you did.

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