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January 10, 1992 | LYNN SIMROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It just doesn't figure. Robert and Esther Quesada Tyrrell don't seem like adventuresome types. They don't even like to camp out. Yet their journeys include slogging through crocodile-infested Cuban swamps, hacking through Caribbean jungles that are home to deadly seven-foot snakes and confronting machete-wielding marijuana growers in Mexico. All this and more in search of what they call "flying jewels." Hummingbirds.
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January 10, 1992 | LYNN SIMROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It just doesn't figure. Robert and Esther Quesada Tyrrell don't seem like adventuresome types. They don't even like to camp out. Yet their journeys include slogging through crocodile-infested Cuban swamps, hacking through Caribbean jungles that are home to deadly seven-foot snakes and confronting machete-wielding marijuana growers in Mexico. All this and more in search of what they call "flying jewels." Hummingbirds.
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December 31, 1990 | NONA YATES
There will be a full moon tonight, the second full moon of December, which makes tonight's full moon a blue moon. The moon itself won't be blue, however. The phrase refers to the second full moon in one calendar month. The origin of the label "blue moon" seems to be lost in time. A blue moon occurs only once every several years, giving rise to the expression "once in a blue moon." The last was in May, 1988, and the next will occur in August, 1993. A New Year's Eve blue moon is rarer still.
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February 14, 1992 | LYNN SIMROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It just doesn't figure. Robert and Esther Quesada Tyrrell don't seem like adventuresome types. They don't even like to camp out. Yet their journeys include slogging through crocodile-infested Cuban swamps, hacking through Caribbean jungles that are home to deadly seven-foot snakes and confronting machete-wielding marijuana growers in Mexico. All this and more in search of what they call "flying jewels." Hummingbirds.
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May 12, 1987 | LEE DEMBART
The Way of the Hummingbird: In Legend, History & Today's Gardens by Virginia C. Holmgren (Capra Press: $8.95, paperback; 176 pp.) The Indoor Naturalist: Observing the World of Nature Inside Your Home by Gale Lawrence (Prentice Hall: $10.95, paperback; 210 pp.) As these words are written, I am looking out of the window at six hummingbird feeders that hang outside my house and at the endless circus of hummingbirds that they attract.
HOME & GARDEN
May 5, 2005 | Lili Singer, Special to The Times
Ever seen a hummingbird do the breast stroke? Trish Meyer and her husband, Chris, have witnessed this phenomenon in the hummingbird bath of their Sherman Oaks home. "They move their little wings like this," Trish says, demonstrating the proper arc, "and paddle with their teeny little feet. Hummingbirds need water as much as they need food." To a hummingbird, the Meyers' garden must feel like a gourmet cafe with a 10-page menu.
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June 18, 1986 | JOHN DREYFUSS, Times Staff Writer
With the first glow in the eastern sky in a remote mountain area east of Mazatlan, a man and a woman on a rutted, single-lane dirt road raised powerful binoculars and began meticulously scanning meadows and adjacent forests. Within minutes, two men with machetes swinging from their belts walked out of the woods, approached one of the Americans, and began cursing her. "They were very angry. I thought I was done for," said Esther Quesada Tyrrell, grimacing as she reflected on the ugly scene.
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