Occasional drivel from an Oregon based cartoonist and naturalist.
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Hummingbirds & Welfare
Hi. I'm T- and I'm an enabler. I've helped create an entire generation of welfare birds with a sense of entitlement. I know this every time I refill my hummingbird feeder, but I can't help myself. It's an act that always takes me back to middle school chemistry and the experiment where you see how much sugar you can dissolve in a liter of boiling water. I'm quite sure I've broken several laws of science in that hummingbirds in my area won't accept any formula that has less than four parts sugar to one part water. Gads. I'm probably also contributing to beak decay. Got to run before animal control bangs down my door.
I'm a 50-something single cartoonist and naturalist who lives in coastal Oregon in a cabin in the woods. I revel in things others ignore, or don't see. For example, while most people here look for whales, I look for mating slugs.