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Old 05-28-2011, 11:06 AM   #28
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Originally Posted by dapjwy View Post
I've seen them at the Penstemon digitalis as well. Although red attracts them, I'd hardly say that they ignore other colors--I remember a conversation I had with some stranger where I stated that hummers visit colors other than red...I don't think they believed me.

I'm not trusting my memory, but I *believe* I saw them visit--or at least investigate sundrops--which are yellow. Any time I see them at a flower that is not trumpet shaped, I go to investigate to see if there might be a place for nectar to pool.

The wild geranium is not trumpet shaped at all, and I couldn't figure out where the nectar collected. Ya know, I'm going to try to set up a camcorder to see if I can catch them visiting the wild geranium before it is completely finished blooming. I want proof!
Well, the fact that they visit blueberry flowers proves your point!!!
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