Tips on Attracting Hummingbirds To Your Backkyard!
TIPS ON ATTRACTING HUMMINGBIRDS TO YOUR BACKYARD!
In the United States, you can find over 16 kinds of Hummingbirds. For people east of the Rockies, the most prevalent by far is the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird. In fact, the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird is the most widely distributed of the world’s 338 species of Hummingbirds all of which occur ONLY in the Western Hemisphere. The Ruby-Throated Hummingbird is often found between woodland and meadow. However, it has adapted well to human development, but only if there is shelter, space and food. Thus, it is frequently seen in suburban backyards and mature trees and shrubs, in wooded parks and around farmsteads.
A hummingbird nest is not much bigger than a quarter and often it contains just 2-3 eggs no bigger than small peas. It’s typically hard to see, as it blends in well to the tree branch it’s attached to, and is made of fine animal or plant down and moss or lichens. Hummingbirds have been proven to really take a product called "Hummer Helper™" Nesting Material, which provides a natural replacement for some hard to find materials.
Hummingbirds like many birds, need and are attracted to “water”. One of the best ways to attract hummingbirds is with a mister that emits a fine spray.
Artificial Nectar Recipe
One Part ordinary white cane sugar to four parts boiled water.
Example: Add four cups of boiled water to a large jar which is close-able.
Add one cup of Cane Sugar to the still hot water.
Let it cool before filling the feeder.
Store unused nectar in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
This mixture approximates the average sucrose content (about 21%)of the flowers favored by North American Hummingbirds.
Did you know…?
FUN HUMMER FACTS*