This intimate journey into the world of the hummingbird is a treasure and a gift for birdwatchers, gardeners, and anyone who loves these amazing little creatures. Lavishly illustrated with 45+ original ink-and-watercolor illustrations of the species most commonly found in the US and Canada.
Hummingbirds are beautiful and mesmerizing. Did you know they can flick their tongue twelve times a second? Or that they “tile” their nests with pieces of lichen and moss (the nests themselves are spun from spiderwebs and thistledown)? Or that some species sing and dance as they woo their mates? Perhaps it’s no surprise that hummingbirds elicit such enthusiasm from those who love them.
This small-format hardcover book includes:
45 lifelike ink-and-watercolor drawings showcasing all the species commonly found in the US and Canada, as well as the most frequent visitors—often depicted with their favorite flowers. Includes all males and many females.
Fascinating facts on cultural history, folklore, migration patterns, habitat, lifecycle, biology, and anatomy
Information on creating your own hummingbird haven using feeders, flowers, water, and shelter
Birdwatching tips and best places to visit to see hummingbirds
This book is part of the collectible mini book series Little Book of Natural Wonders, and makes a gorgeous gift (or irresistible treat for yourself) for all hummingbird lovers!
About the Author
TARA AUSTEN WEAVER is an award-winning writer and editor. She is the author of several books, including Orchard House, a finalist for the 2016 Washington State Book Awards, Growing Berries and Fruit Trees in the Pacific Northwest, and the Little Book of Flowers series: Peonies, Dahlias, and Tulips. Tara writes frequently about gardening, agriculture, food, art, travel, social justice, and the environment. Visit her at taraweaver.com.