Dear Mom

Hummingbirds of Virginia

A place can forever impact and shape your life.  The state of Virginia is a such a place for me and as a result it holds a very special place in my heart.  I spent about 8 years living there when I was growing up and my dad was in the Navy.  My family moved to Texas in 1978 when my dad retired from the Navy, and we have lived here ever since then.  Nevertheless, Virginia will always represent "home" for me because it is where I spent many years that truly helped shape me into the women I am today.  Also, I still have some of the most important people in my life that remain there and continue to have enduring, lifelong friendships with these amazing and special people.  Also, Virginia is the first place I ever remember seeing my first hummingbird.  As a result, the state of Virginia and hummingbirds will be forever linked in my mind,  Way back then, I never imagined just how important a role hummingbirds would play in my life.

Those of you living in the state of Virginia will have the following three species of hummingbirds: Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Allen’s Hummingbird and the Roufos Hummingbirds.  Hummingbirds will make their migratory flight during the day and they will enter the state of torpor during the night.  The hummingbirds will begin arriving in Varginia from mid April until the end of May.  The hummingbirds will breed from early May through mid July. 

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