This is a good time to put out your feeders. Prepare the nectar by mixing one part white sugar into four parts boiling water. Do not add red food coloring since this can be harmful to the hummers. Also, never use honey as a sweetener since it grows a fungus that is lethal to hummers. Clean your feeders every two to three days when it is hot and a little longer when it is cooler. BTW, it is a myth that leaving the feeders out in the winter will keep the hummers from migrating.
Click on "Read More" below to keep learning.
The eggs of the ruby-throated hummers are white and very tiny. In fact, they are about the size of a black-eyed pea and the nest is about the size of an English walnut!
Some plants that will help attract hummers are Turk's Cap, lantana (perennial species), butterfly bush, coral honeysuckle, and firecracker vine. Have you seen hummers where you are located? If so, in the comment section, tell me the area where you live.
I love this time of year to see the hummers! Hope you are enjoying them too! #hummer #hummingbird