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How to Attract Hummingbirds!

How to Attract Hummingbirds!

Hummingbirds are pretty, they pollinate flowers, and they can move their
wings faster than any other bird.

If this doesn’t convince you to encourage hummingbirds in your yard, then just do it because they are a beautiful species, and will bring light to your life. Below are some tips to help.

  • A birding field guide or a local Audubon Society chapter can help you determine if hummingbirds are normally found in your area and, if so, when.
  • Ask your local nursery for advice about local plants that attract hummingbirds. (Columbine, impatiens, flowering eucalyptus, bottlebrush, tree tobacco, sage, honeysuckle, fuchsia, larkspur, trumpet vine, and silk tree are among plants that attract hummingbirds).
  • Plant nectar-bearing plants or trees with flowers attractive to hummingbirds.
  • Hang hummingbird feeders filled with one part sugar and four parts water around your property. Make sure not to use commercially available hummingbird mixes that are red, since almost all of them are made with synthetic dyes which won’t be good for the birds. Add red to the bird feeder instead (hummingbirds are attracted to red.)
  • Clean feeders often. Some experts recommend cleaning your feeders every four days! The reason for cleaning the feeders this often is that fermenting sugar mixtures can make hummingbirds sick.

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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How to Attract Hummingbirds & Butterflies by John V. Dennis, Cedric Crocker (Editor), Nancy Arbuckle

Hummingbirds and butterflies add interest, beauty, and enjoyment to a garden. This book describes the characteristics, behavior, and needs of these creatures. Plant-selection lists and necessary design elements are included, as are descriptions of the most common hummingbird and butterfly species. buy now

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1:06PM PDT on Apr 16, 2013

Interesting.Thanks for sharing

3:39PM PDT on Apr 5, 2013

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4:27AM PDT on Aug 23, 2012

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Thank you for sharing.

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