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Is The Hummingbird Your Totem Animal? Sometimes an animal or a bird will mysteriously come into our life and begin to haunt our consciousness. The image of that animal becomes associated with our sense of who we are and where our values come from. Certain species in the Americas have done this in particulary powerful ways: These include the wolf, the...
1 American nature writer, Joseph Wood Krutch, has insisted that caring about nature is mystical in origin; and Arne Naess, an influential Norwegian philosopher, who champions nature for nature's sake, once spoke of a compelling emotional experience that seems to be the driving force for passionate environmentalism. It is the experience many people have...
Hummingbirds have brilliant color; their feathers have a metallic sheen that is remarkable and unique. The following text is from Paul A. Johnsgard's book, The Hummingbirds of North America (1997, second edition, published by Smithsonian Institution Press in Washington, DC.) - It is used with the permission of the publisher and the author. The highly iridescent feathers of the hummingbird gorgets...
Native American Mythology Hummingbirds are found only in the western hemisphere, so they are absent from the traditional fairy tales, legends, and myths of European and African Americans. There is, however, a rich supply of stories about these tiny birds in Native American mythology. A Mayan legend says the hummingbird is actually the sun in disguise, and he is trying to...
"The Tao of Heaven operates mysteriously and secretly ; it has no fixed shape; it follows no definite rules; it is so great that you can never come to the end of it, it is so deep that you can never fathom it." The Huai Nau Tzu In Taoism the central idea is relationship. We cannot approach nature as a thing...
The White-Eared Hummingbird is rare, but regular in the mountains between Tucson, Arizona and the Mexican border.
This hummingbird is rare, but regular in canyons south of Tucson.
This extremely rare hummingbird occasionally shows up in Southeastern Arizona. It likes the agave foothills.
The Rufous Hummingbird nests in the northwest all the way up to Alaska. It is often abundant in migration throughout the west. It occasionally shows up in the southeast during the winter months. Breeding Range (No breeding bird surveys were done north of the green line. The actual breeding range extends farther north): Map courtesy of Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, United...
This large, dark hummingbird is found in southwestern mountains that are not far from Mexico. Breeding / Location Map: U.S. Breeding Range Map courtesy of Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, United States Department of the Interior, Laurel, MD. From THE NORTH AMERICAN BREEDING BIRD SURVEY RESULTS AND ANALYSIS, Version 96.3 by J. R. Sauer, J.E. Hines, G. Gough, I. Thomas, B.J....