BY BUTTERFLY FARM & GARDENS OF SAN ANTONIO

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Our Sweet Friend

Hummingbirds are creatures of habit. Once you see where one that frequents your feeders perches you can set up to photograph it at that same location. Your friend will most likely return to that same perch frequently.
Just a reminder to keep your feeders clean. Moldy feeders are unhealthy for your hummers.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

A Few Minutes in the Garden

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Spending a few minutes in my sister's butterfly garden allowed me to video some of the hummingbirds that visit. She places sun flower seeds on the stump in the middle of the garden for a pair of Cardinals also.

Butterflies, hummingbirds, cardinals, and at night the solar lights attract bugs that in turn attract toads. A busy little garden.

Friday, June 6, 2008

A Royal Visit

Yesterday, June 5th, my sister's garden received it's first royal visit. The first Queen butterfly of the season that visited her butterfly garden. She was so excited.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

STRIKE A POSE


When photographing your hummers, you will find that they are quick and that your automatic focus can not keep up. It is then that you will find the construction of a perch very handy. These mini feeders come with a red plastic covered wire that you can use to hang your feeder or bend it to construct a perch for your hummers to land on. Your hummers do not have to land to feed. This is for your benefit more than their's.
Having a perch will allow you to set your camera to manual focus and pre-focus to the perch area. Then just wait for your hummer to land and snap away to your heart's content.

Butterfly Garden Success


My sister's butterfly garden is a great success. Not only have the butterflies visited, but she has had a lot of hummingbirds visit as well. Her milkweed plants have arrived and she has prepared them in pots which she intends to roll into her patio when the caterpillars are ready to change to butterflies.
Hope to post a video of hummingbirds visiting her garden later.