About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Friday, October 10, 2014

Hummingbird flying south and flower divided in color

Good morning, Here are a couple pictures for you, but as you can tell, I’m not a very good photographer. I’m from southern Indiana.
The hummingbird was taken through a window, this is why the photo is somewhat fuzzy. He is enjoying the early morning just as the sun was rising, sitting on the very top of my viburnum bush; the post in the background is my hummingbird mister.
 

The zinnia I found in my butterfly garden.
Thank you, Lori 


Hello, The viburnum was the favorite perching spot for my hummers too. I haven't seen them here for a couple weeks and the males have been gone much longer.

I found an explanation for the half and half colored Zinnia in a video talking about transposon activity in plants if you are interested: http://youtu.be/4BSf2F2L_P4

I'm excited to share your very interesting photos on the Friday Photo post. Thank you for sharing your observations. If anyone would like to share a photograph of nature send it to bloubird@gmail.com.