|Hummingbird in colored pencil|
It’s time! The hummingbirds are back and it’s time to fill all the feeders. I love watching these tiny little helicopters as they flit and fly around the yard. Don’t buy the pre-made solutions, though. Honestly, the hummers don’t like that store bought stuff. It’s easy and cheaper to make nectar right in your own kitchen
In a small pot boil 4 parts water to 1 part cane sugar
(This equates to 4 cups of water and 1 cup of sugar, but until I get a large amount of hummers, I usually just mix up 2 cups of water with ½ cup of sugar)
Let cool and fill the feeders.
Store any unused nectar in the refrigerator
There is no need to add any food coloring. The hummers don’t care if it’s clear or colored. Don’t use honey and clean and refill your feeders weekly.