Pollinators in the Garden: Hummingbird Sighting

As I was weeding by the spaghetti squash a couple days ago, I looked up and – lo and behold – what did I see but a female ruby-throated hummingbird flitting between garden flowers.  It investigated the deadly nightshade, bee balm, tomatoes, and bachelor’s buttons before heading out of the garden.

Look out for these speedy pollinators all summer in Chicagoland as they double their body weight in preparation for their 500-mile, non-stop flight over the Gulf of Mexico as winter closes in.

Drawing by J.Beard

– Jackie


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