Just in time for the return of our Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, a new publication is available free as a pdf download!
Hummingbird Gardening in Tennessee is published by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. The book is co-authored by Marcia Davis, Master Gardener, member of the Knoxville bird club (Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society) and the Bird Life columnist for the Knoxville News Sentinel, and Emily Gonzalez of the UT Extension.
The fifteen page booklet is full of useful information about creating hummingbird habitat in your garden and lists the kinds of flowers and native plants that are particularly attractive to hummingbirds. I am excited to have my hummingbird image of a juvenile Ruby-throat nectaring a Cardinal Flower featured on the cover and three more images included inside!
The free pdf can be downloaded from this link: Hummingbird Gardening in Tennessee.
Links and resources:
More about Ruby-throated Hummingbirds
Tennessee's wintering hummingbirds
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