Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Another Attractant

As I've noted these past few years, our wildflower collection is growing in part to provide native foods for our favorite birds.  This week the new Bee Balm plants have been peaking.  I am hopeful they will be irresistible to Ruby Throated Hummingbirds.  I think the new species will propagate nicely and provide a mid-to-late-June attractant going forward, replacing the Stokes Aster which is now fading, but ahead of the Trumpet Creeper which is just getting going.  It is always so hard to wait as the fields of red build!  And I am confident the lures will one day be worth the trouble. 

No comments: