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2012-07-24 23:01:52

Duncraft is always looking for exciting products for their customers and Pop’s Hummingbird Swing

Climate Change Impacts High-Elevation Plants
2012-07-16 07:19:53

Climate change is causing flowers in high elevations to bloom nearly two weeks faster than they did decades ago, according to a recent study. Drummond’s rockcress and glacier lily are among a number of flowers that are blooming much earlier than they did in the past.

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2012-06-03 07:39:12

The glacier lily as it's called, is a tall, willowy plant that graces mountain meadows throughout western North America. It flowers early in spring, when the first bumblebees and hummingbirds appear.

2012-04-19 23:00:23

Hummingbirds are one of the most interesting species of birds and they have dazzling, iridescent colors.

2012-03-27 23:00:05

So tiny and secretive during nesting season, a hummingbird building a nest and raising chicks is something most people will never see.

Hummingbirds Shake Their Heads To Stay Dry
2011-11-10 06:30:25

Researchers from University of California - Berkeley have revealed that hummingbirds shake their heads to get rid of water when it rains.

Hummingbird Males All A-Flutter During Courtship
2011-09-09 05:29:31

How the fluttering feathers of some hummingbird species generate courtship sounds.

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2011-07-19 11:30:00

Biologists and engineers team up to unlock the secret to the hummingbird's 'snap-buckling' beak.

2011-07-11 08:06:00

LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Customers and fans of Robeks whole fruit, premium smoothies are flocking to the company's Facebook page this month to capture the wing-flapping energy of the brand's legendary brand symbol - it's cheerful hummingbird - in a naming contest that continues through the end of July.

2010-05-24 07:35:00

MISSOULA, Mont., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- "Each and every person who sees this film, falls in love with it!" the judges said. Receiving a standing ovation by 900 schoolchildren, "wow" was heard throughout the historic Wilma Theater in the heart of downtown Missoula, Montana.


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2005-06-14 11:56:08

The Anna's Hummingbird (Calypte anna) is a medium-sized hummingbird with glossy green backs and grey undersides and green flanks. Their bill is long, straight and slender. The adult male has a glossy red crown and throat and a dark tail. Females and juveniles have a green crown, a grey throat with some red marking and a dark tail with white tips. Their breeding habitat is open wooded or shrubby areas and mountain meadows along the Pacific coast from British Columbia to Arizona. The female...

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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.