Fw: Avian pollinators - Humming Birds

Dennis Kramb dkramb@badbear.com
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 06:34:44 PST
A few years ago I was hand pollinating different color variants of Iris
fulva.  Being a dwarf-ish species, I was crouched down near the ground.
Suddenly there was a loud, deep buzzing noise behind my head.  How big was
this bee?!?!?  I was scared to look, but I sure ran away from those flowers
fast!  Lo & behold it was a ruby-throated humming bird... apparently
annoyed that I was messing with his flowers!

Okay, so that wasn't about Lilium, but it was my favorite humming bird
encounter.  :-)

Dennis in Cincinnati

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