The Hummingbird is the most viewed by people visiting the KWF website.
The Archived Kansas Animals is the most popular page on the Kansas Wildlife Federation website. Among the most popular animals/wildlife from a list of over 60 examples in ascending order are the Green Dragonfly, Greater Sage Grouse, Barred Tiger Salamander, White Bass, Peregrine Falcon, Native Minnows in the Flint Hills, and the Red Fox. But easily topping the list with the most views by people visiting our website is the hummingbird. So for those still interested, here are two photos of an Anna’s Hummingbird drinking nectar from a Jewel flower. The Jewel flower thrives in moist to wet soils in Kansas. This hummingbird not only feeds at nectar-providing flowers but also includes insects in its diet for protein. This is a good reason to avoid using pesticides in our flower gardens since it reduces the number of insects in the hummingbird’s diet and because pesticides themselves can poison hummingbirds. If your keen interest in hummingbirds includes other birds, try visiting Ted Beringer’s Picasa photo album for photos of many birds that visit Shawnee Mission Park in northeast Kansas throughout the year. The photos are viewed best on full screen.