In January, Jim Smith joined IE to travel to Cuba. Jim commemorated his experience with a series of poems, which he has graciously agreed to share. Read other entries here.

flitting branch to branch
sipping nectar ceaselessly
rare “bee hummingbird”

The smallest bird in the world is the bee hummingbird which is endemic to Cuba. It was a rare treat to be able to spot and watch this unique bird species gathering nectar. - January 20, 2013 - Zapata Swamp, Cuba