It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.

— Plato

Hummingbird-male

Non-Astro

Non-Astro

T his Hummingbird was visiting one of our feeders today (Aug. 22, 2013. There are many who have been feeding off our feeders since we installed them 30 days ago. This male is very possessive and does not allow other hummingbirds to use the feeder, at least while he is around. The nectar solution is prepared by adding 1/4 cup of sugar to one cup of boiled water, cooled before filling feeder. Looks like the Hummingbird has a sweet tooth. The nectar is not food, rather it is "fuel" and provides energy for them to hover, or fly and catch insects.