Expert Advice

  • It's Hummingbird Season

    ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

    When are hummingbirds here? How do I attract them? Can I make my own nectar? How often do I change the nectar? When should I stop feeding?

    Ruby-throated hummingbirds arrive in early April and head south by mid October. They eat small insects for protein and fiber and drink flower nectar for energy. You can supplement using a hummingbird feeder with clear (not red) sugar water: four parts water to one part sugar boiled into simple syrup. Change the nectar twice a week so it isn't fermented. Feed for two weeks after you've seen your last hummer. Enjoy! They're so much fun.