Spring is in the air!
This cool video was captured a couple weeks ago in Sequoia National Park’s Giant Forest. The hummingbird – called Anna’s Hummingbird – is getting nectar from a snow plant. Only found in California and a small piece of Nevada and southern Oregon, snow plants are a pretty rare sight. These plants lack the color green (and chlorophyll), so they nourish themselves on fungus found in forest floor soils. Video courtesy of Steven Bumgardner.