Thursday, April 15, 2021

Monarda's Honey

 Oil on Panel - 4 x 4 inches

It's interesting to watch where Ruby-throated Hummingbirds seek out nectar besides my feeders. One thing is for certain, they really love Monarda. This particular variety with showy red petals is called Cambridge Scarlet. In August of 2020, as our summer season was nearing its end, the petals took on some fun shapes and added to the beauty of this hummingbird – as if hummingbirds could get any more beautiful. Also called bee balm, this plant has been a reliable source of natural food for hummingbirds in my yard besides honeysuckle vine, jewelweed, and more.

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