|Neither of the 2 pictures above does justice to the clarity and crispness provided in the original prints. If you are in our shoppe in the near future you must see the original prints by local nature lover and talented photographic artist, Lou Ann McLaren. Above left: Hummingbird dines at a Holland Hill nectar feeder; above right: Oriole about to dive into some grape jelly on the Oriole Fest feeder by Backyard Nature Products|
Many customers ask about a rare hummingbird
they've spotted. Often, what people are actually seeing is Hemaris thysbe, the Hummingbird
Clearwing Moth, or Common Clearwing, with a wingspan of 38-50 mm (50 millimeters
= 1.96..... inches). The Hummingbird Clearwing readily visits flowers by day throughout
the eastern half of the U.S. and Canada.