posted on Feb, 20 2013 @ 06:30 AM
spacedoubt, we learned a lot about them, even the different sounds they made. It's really fun!
Any of you in the US can probably attract hummingbirds during their migration (I don't have info about international migration). Just read up a little
and put out some feeders this summer and then enjoy the show. It's a fun hobby. In fact, I think I may do it again this summer. We have some plants
that attract them, but only a few. It's so cool to see them swarming around. At one point, we were making a gallon a day!
Hummungbird Habitat Maps
Make your own nectar
and don't use dyes or coloring. It's EASY! Just boil four parts water and add 1 part sugar and let it cool.
1 cup Pure Cane White Granulated Sugar.
4 cups hot boiling water
Boil more than four (4) cups of water on the stove top. When you use more than four (4) cups of water, you can adjust to the loss of water from steam.
Carefully measure out four (4) cups of boiling water into a large bowl. Add one (1) cup of pure cane white granulated sugar. Mix the pure cane white
granulated sugar and water together until all of the sugar is dissolved. Carefully place the mixture into the refrigerator to cool, usually overnight.
When mixture is cold, take the mixture out of the refrigerator. You now have a bowl of hummingbird food.
Very carefully, take apart your hummingbird feeder, following the manufactures instructions. Clean the hummingbird feeder with soap and water making
sure your hummingbird feeder is clean and free from any debris and/or mold. Carefully pour the hummingbird nectar into the tank of the hummingbird
feeder. Don't spill the hummingbird food or you will have an ant invasion in your house, and if you do, clean it up right away with soap and water.
Reassemble the hummingbird feeder according to the manufactures instructions.
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