It was so much fun to see this brand new shiny Conestoga Trailer with my hummingbird image featured on its tail!
Photo credit: Melissa Carter
Conestoga has been putting wildlife images on the tails of its trailers for sometime now, featuring both birds and mammals. You can see some of these images at their gallery featuring their "trailer tails".
One of my birding friends, Wallace Coffey of Bristol, TN, happened to see a trailer with three juvenile owls on the back. He was so impressed, he asked the driver how the birds happened to be there. The driver was very cordial and said he was asked about the wildlife art frequently. He said the owner of the company was a conscientious conservationist and very environment-minded. Wallace, in turn, sent me an email, "Wouldn't it be fun to see a tiny hummingbird featured on the back of one of those big trailers?" I thought it was a great idea, too!
Creative Edge Graphics. I went to see it yesterday and was wowed. It is stunning! Shiny and beautiful with red lettering matching the red Cardinal Flower visited by a tiny juvenile hummingbird. This is what drivers on the road will see when they happen to be behind this trailer--a hummingbird traveling all over the country to remind everyone to take care of our environment!
The Wonder of Hummingbird Festival takes place in Knoxville, Tennessee, at Ijams Nature Center on Saturday, August 22nd. If you have not already done so, mark your calendar! The festival features hummingbird banding, expert speakers, nature walks, wildlife demonstrations, and vendors selling food and drinks, native plants and arts and crafts.
I will be there with a table of my art. Come by and say, hello! Last year one group of hummingbird enthusiasts from Indiana planned their trip to the Smoky Mountains so they could also take in the festival. Visit this link to see some of last year's festival fun: Wonder of Hummingbirds.
To see more images of this hummingbird, visit: Hummingbirds and Pollen
Also visit Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival at East Tennessee River Valley Geotourism