Once again, it's time for Friday's Feature Creature!
At a rate of 53 beats per second, the wings of the Ruby-throated Hummingbird are built to deftly maneuver them between our prairie’s flowers. Their long beaks are perfectly adapted to reach the sweet nectar collecting in the base of their long tubular blossoms. A migratory species, they’re most commonly seen in Texas during the spring and fall. Millions pass through Texas each year on the way to their wintering grounds in Mexico and Costa Rica. Some make this long trip from as far away as Nova Scotia.
Thanks Stephanie Trice for the great photo!