Thursday, May 04, 2006

Of Trilliums and Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds do not ride on the backs of Canada Geese. But do they follow the blooming trilliums north?

According to the sketchy garden journal record of firsts, once the white trillium is in bloom, the first ruby-throated hummingbird will put in an appearance. Usually it will first be seen exactly where the hummingbird feeder hung the year before (and of course is the signal to get the feeder back up again). The earliest date in the last 6 years for the first hummingbird is May 6. Today, May 4, the white trillium bloomed.



Where are the hummingbirds?

4 comments:

John said...

They are down here now, so they will reach you shortly.

Endment said...

Ruby-throats and red trillium arrived here last week. Perhaps you will see your first hummer today.

Cindy said...

I was buzzed by a hummer downstate yesterday.. so watch those feeders, they'll be here any day now.
And I love your trillium photo!

Pamela Martin said...

Thanks all! No hummingbirds yet, as of May 6, but I've read reports of them at the migration points around Lake Ontario from the last couple of days--so they will be here soon. Maybe today....