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August 26, 2008

Attracting Butterflies & Hummingbirds to Your Backyard

Look at this tiny hummingbird resting on a branch.



I had assumed hummingbirds rest from time to time, but had never seen one sit still until I sat still. And waited. And waited a little longer. Then, that distinctive buzz of the wings came from the right and a little blur flew up to a nearby branch. It sat and peeped like a chipmonk for a couple minutes, flew to the feeder and hovered for a second or two. Then it was gone!

There are never enough hummingbirds in the garden. To help attract them, we recommend this book, Attracting Butterflies & Hummingbirds to Your Backyard, (A Rodale Organic Gardening Book) by Sally Roth. You can find it at Amazon for $12.89.

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Posted by Mary Ellen at August 26, 2008 11:28 AM
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Liatris is a North American native prairie plant that is known to attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. The plants are easy to care for and they can be used to fill in around the bottom or early-blooming perennials. If you have not heard of this flower before, then maybe you will want to consider planting this plant in your own backyard as another plant that will help attract the hummingbirds to your yard.

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Posted by: Zoe Ann Hinds at August 27, 2008 1:22 PM

Never enough?! We're dodging those tiny guys left and right out here. It's scary! And the incessant chirping, little devils. Ours are a lot bigger than yours are. Nice eye cousin, great shots!

Posted by: Claire at August 26, 2008 1:01 PM
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