National Geographic : 1963 Jan
KODACHROMESBY JAMES BLAIR AND LUIS MARDEN (OPPOSITE, LOWER) U NATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIETY Santa Teresa follows the twisting Timbui River. Eu ropean settlers, including Dr. Ruschi's ancestors, colonized the valley in 1875. His home and museum lie behind the wall at the base of the ter raced hill. Virgin timber clothes the mountaintops; farms cover the slopes. Hanging in air, a silhouet ted hummingbird approach es a feeder at Dr. Ruschi's biological station. The hum mer not only hovers, he can also fly backward-the only bird able to do so. Showing no fear, hum mingbirds buzz about the Ruschi veranda. Tiny wings beating around the feeders make so much noise they often stop conversation.