Red Buckeyes Bloom Right When the Hummingbirds Arrive
Imagine flying 500 miles across the Gulf of Mexico when you only weigh as much as a penny. That's the challenge facing the ruby throated hummingbird as it migrates every spring and fall to and from its homes in North and Central America. The trip takes 18-24 hours, and the tiny bird does it non-stop. After working that hard without a break, you can imagine the tired, little hummer is ready to refuel.
Photo courtesy of J. Miller, USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database