|Desert willow||Costa’s hummingbird||Salvia farinacea|
This garden is planted with salvia, desert honeysuckle, desert willow and many other hummingbird-friendly plants. Hummingbirds are drawn to sweet, flute-shaped flowers, which are perfect for the birds’ long, narrow beaks. You’re sure to see a “hummer” flitting from flower to flower. The hummingbirds most frequently seen in this garden are the black-chinned, a summer visitor, and the Costa’s and Anna’s, which have taken up permanent residence in the park. Migrants you may see include broad-billed, rufous, and occasionally calliopes and Allen’s. These hummingbirds, which migrate from colder climates, may be seen drinking their fill from the salvia, which blooms through the winter season.