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.
If you love birds, I have more tips here for welcoming wild birds to the garden.
Handy Hummingbird Tips
- Hummingbird Spring Migration Map | Canada and United States
- Hummingbird Fall Migration | Canada and United States
Feeders and Sugar Water
- How to Make a Hummingbird Feeder from Mason Jars
- How to Make Hummingbird Food | Plus tips for choosing a good feeder
- How to Make an Moat to Keep Ants Off Your Hummingbird Feeder
- Do Feeders Interfere with Fall Migration? | The answer is in the genes
- Hummingbird Quiz | Test your knowledge and learn some cool stuff
- Plants to Attract & Feed Hummingbirds | Find flowering plants for your garden
- A Hummingbird in Love? See what happened with this cat!
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.
All About Hummingbirds
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1 Where do hummingbirds go in fall?
2 Get ready for spring hummingbird migrations
3 Do fall feeders interfere with migration?
4 How to keep ants off your hummingbird feeder
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~Melissa the Empress of Dirt ♛