This is one of my favorite times of year! It's the time when local Ruby-throated hummingbird juveniles are out of the nest and moving around, and northern males are migrating through, fattening up on insects as they get ready for their long migration journey across the Gulf of Mexico.
All of this hummingbird watching stirs a deep love and enjoyment of hummingbirds and inspires art. Above you see one of my new sketches created this month. Along with two other images, it is included in a 4 x 5 inch, 9-card set of hummingbird note cards that are now available on my website: Vickie Henderson Art.
Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival sponsored by the Knoxville Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society and Ijams Nature Center in Knoxville. Visit by blog post on the festival and check out the T-shirts the volunteers are wearing! My male hummingbird study, created about this time last year, became the logo art for the festival and was printed on the festival T-shirts and the banner! (above)
To visit more hummingbird art on this blog visit: hummingbirds.