Tag Archive | Hummingbirds Firecracker Bush

Straggler Hummingbird Welcomed

Just after my last blog on how the absence of Hummingbirds signals the start of autumn, I spied a ruby-throated hummingbird by our firecracker bush. A light rain was falling, but it did not stop the hummingbird from engorging itself on the sweet nectar. This world’s smallest bird needs to eat half its weight in […]

Goodbye Hummingbirds, Hello Autumn!

On September 23rd,  at 4:21 a.m., the autumnal equinox marks the onset of fall, a transition time of summer to winter. As a child growing up in New York, it was easy to recognize the arrival of autumn. By mid-September, green leaves slowly faded to shades of yellow, orange, red and crimson. By mid-October the […]