Want to attract hummingbirds to your garden? Find out the best plants to grow, how to make them feel safe in your garden, and how to make sugar water for their feeders.
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It’s not easy being a hummingbird! All that fast flying uses up a lot of vital energy and they live hours away from death if they are not adequately nourished. This is why these tiny, little birds can be so fierce to defend their territory: they need those resources to survive.
One unexpected thing I have learned over the years is how curious hummingbirds can be. As we settle in and get to know each other each summer, once they are comfortable with me going about my gardening work, they do not hesitate to come close and have a look.
On several occasions they have landed on my head, shoulder, or hand, simply choosing me as a convenient resting spot. I’ve learned not to be startled by it, although the sound of those wings buzzing right by my ears is intense every time! But I love it that they trust me enough to do this.
Handy Hummingbird Tips
- Plants to Attract & Feed Hummingbirds | Find flowering plants for your garden
- A Hummingbird in Love? See what happened with this cat!
- How to Make Hummingbird Food | Plus tips for choosing a good feeder
- Hummingbird Quiz | Test your knowledge and learn some cool stuff
- Do Feeders Interfere with Fall Migration? | The answer is in the genes
~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛