As I am writing this we are in the midst of anticipating the biggest snow storm of the season. But also as we speak one of the most amazing events in nature is taking place: the spring migration of the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird.
Checking out the migration map the hummers have now reached Florida so they are just about a month or so away from the first ones coming back here to the Garden State. This incredible and grueling journey of one of the tiniest birds in the world takes it clear across the Gulf of Mexico, a distance of approximately 1,300 kilometers (800 mi.). It’s an almost implausible journey which is flown in one stretch, without stopping or even resting.