Posted by: Sandy Steinman | July 10, 2022

Hummingbirds in Trouble

From the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Assoction

For migrating hummingbirds, the grocery store is the ocotillo and the food is the nectar held within the blossoms. As the tiny birds arrive each spring, they are finding more and more ocotillos are not open for business.
The problem isn’t that ocotillos are not blooming. They are. It’s that some are blooming too soon, before the arrival of migrating hummingbirds. A warmer environment is the explanation, a phenomenon associated with changing climatic conditions first brought to the public’s attention in the early 1980s.

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