21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Hummingbird feasting on native Lobelia cardinalis

I have been introducing native plants to our garden, including Lobelia cardinalis (red cardinal flower), my favorite. True to its reputation as a "hummingbird magnet," hummingbirds immediately began showing up every day, especially in the morning. They fight over it!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: South Thomaston, Maine, United States of America
Camera: X-T30
Copyright: © Carla White