Thistle down and spider floss,
Cattail, lichen, leaf, and moss—
That’s what hummingbird nests are made of.
Camouflaged to look like a knot on a limb, the nest of a ruby-throated hummingbird starts out a tiny thing, just big enough for two or three jellybean-sized eggs. But as the wee hatchlings grow, so too does the nest, thanks to its its key construction material: spider web. Without the ruby-red gorget that sets apart the males, females are nearly invisible on the nest. Just don’t come between her and her brood—she may be tiny, but she is fierce.
Giclée prints are printed on archival cotton rag. Inks are water based and free of Nickel, PFOS, PFOA and VOC’s, which are harmful to the environment and cause degradation of prints.
Prints are all matted; an 8×10 print comes in a mat to fit an 11×14 frame, and an 11×14 matted print fits a 16×20 frame.
605 Ruby-Throated Hummingbird: Territory
Printed in USA