As young leave the nest and as hummingbirds that nested on the Gaspe Peninsula in eastern Canada and other points north begin to move south, hummingbird activity in our gardens soars. The time to easily see lots and lots of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds is fast approaching: late July through first week in September.
2013 Tours of Private Hummingbird Gardens
That being the case, I’m once again looking forward to leading “Tours of Private Hummingbird Gardens.” This year I’ve scheduled the tours mid-week, to avoid summer-at-the-shore weekend traffic. Join me, if you can, to see 18 fabulous hummingbird gardens over a three-day period: August 20-22 (Tuesday-Thursday). My own garden (and Eleanor and Gordon’s Engel’s garden below) will be on the “North Tour” (August 22), but all the gardens are wickedly delicious and full of hummingbirds.
Enjoy my recent posts about hummingbirds on “Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens”:
- Ruby-throated Hummingbirds – Part Two: Summer Nectar – posted in late July and focused on summer nectar, feeders, insects, and places to bathe
- Ruby-throated Hummingbirds – Part One: They’re Back – posted in May and including information about feeders and spring nectar to lure them to settle in and nest in your yard