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You guys selling bird seed with those books??!!
Speaking of butterflies...

The white ones are out in force now. The "skippers" are...well, skipping...

This year I planted plenty of host plants to maximize the "butterfly effect." Mid July will be quite a show!
(06-19-2013 09:54 PM)BrianW Wrote: [ -> ]The coolest thing happened this afternoon. We had a baby ruby throated hummingbird lost in the bookstore this afternoon. I grabbed a sponge mop and used it to guide her (I say her because she had no red throat patch) towards the door. She was really getting tuckered out and I was growing worried, when she simply landed on the inverted mop head and allowed me to carry her out. Then I tranferred her onto my hand and I held a baby hummingbird! So delicate, so beautiful. My coworker Melanie was just finishing lunch and came over to share a drink of water with the little miss (Dunkin Donuts sugar added). She sat on my hand for about fifteen minutes, resting and sipping. I put her on the roof of Mel's car to minimize any stress and a couple minutes later she said cheep cheep and flew off. I held a baby hummingbird!!!

This is a kind of posting that I often find hard to react to in words. Essentially, I read the post and just be amazed at what's described therein.
Brian, that is so neat! They are very hard to catch in the first place, even with a mop. She may have had a message for you, as Boomer hinted. You should look it up just in case Wink

I had to catch one in the house once when Willow brought it inside (how she caught it in the first place I have no idea).. It finally perched on a wire and I grabbed it gently in a soft towel. I took him outside and he rested in my hand for a bit then flew away. Isn't it just an amazing thing to touch a wild bird like that? And it feels good to help the wee things. Smile
Scythe, I couldn't agree more. My first job at 13 was working at our local Audubon Sanctuary feeding the orphan animals twice a day. I was hooked from the start. Two dollars a day.
I love walking thru the Butterfly house at the Detroit Zoo. They are everywhere....they will land on you, and range from small to very large.
Very cool RN. I've never visited the local Flutterbytorium, and you've inspired me. Thanks.
(06-26-2013 09:27 PM)RN-PRN Wrote: [ -> ]They are everywhere....they will land on you, and range from small to very large.

Butterflies... right? Just sayin'. I've been in pubs and heard that same statement.
(06-27-2013 11:49 AM)Mufasa Wrote: [ -> ]
(06-26-2013 09:27 PM)RN-PRN Wrote: [ -> ]They are everywhere....they will land on you, and range from small to very large.

Butterflies... right? Just sayin'. I've been in pubs and heard that same statement.

Yes Muffy Butterflies...Rolleyes
BTW... very cool, Brian. It had to seem almost surreal. Buzz bombs from faerie land.
(06-26-2013 06:45 PM)BrianW Wrote: [ -> ]Scythe, I couldn't agree more. My first job at 13 was working at our local Audubon Sanctuary feeding the orphan animals twice a day. I was hooked from the start. Two dollars a day.

Sweet Smile I still do that and have passed the impulse on to Katie. We are caring for a baby mouse that Willow brought into the house right now. Cute little thing and jet black! I think Katie may have trouble letting this one go....
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