The title of this woodcut is, “Hummingbird Namesake” Hummingbirds and hummingbird moths are linked because they fly and feed in very similar ways. Hummingbird moths are often mistaken for hummingbirds because of their similar size and the way the buzz around between the flowers. Have you ever been mistaken? I have! But I am always delighted to find either a real hummingbird or a hummingbird moth.
I love species that share common names. Sometimes it’s based on habitat, how they feed, walk or fly.
Title: Hummingbird Namesake
image size: 10" x 11"
framed size: about 12.5" x 13.5"
edition size: 18