Jul. 11 column: Hummingbirds

Here is a link to my column that appeared in The Spokesman-Review today: A welcome mat for hummingbirds, butterflies. The column is about plants that will attract both hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden.

My husband and I have noticed there are fewer hummingbirds around this year. Perhaps the cold, wet spring affected them as well? We have only seen a couple of Black-chinned and Rufous hummers in the neighborhood. We’re hoping the females are busy raising young and that we’ll start seeing the fledglings soon. Have you seen many hummingbirds lately?