Date: 1/11/19 11:24 pm From: Paul Stensvaag <red.tail1960...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> Subject: IBET more on hummingbirds
80 ft tulip tree died in 2012 after drought + severe late spring snows. never cut it down and even today, is home for wood peckers, hawks, and many other perchers daily. it has a stunning starkly beautiful look, nearly barren of bark, at this point, seven years later.
since the canopy was never visible, never new what was going on up there in May/June when the tulips were in bloom.
in the spring of 2013, observing, sadly, the return of the unknown previously visitoring hummingbirds, in the dozens. they were, of course looking for the the now absence tulip blooms. a sight that will never be forgotten.
A new Tulip Tree spouting from the root drip line is now at least 8 years old, and 20 feet high, and is expected to bloom in the next few years.