Feeding the Hummingbirds

Forget your woes, forget the weather!

Feed the hummingbirds and enjoy them fueling and feuding around your own backyard.

Please do remember to always use regular table sugar when making a batch of humm-juice.  Don’t use any substitute.  We humans may not like those calories in regular sugar, but the lives of your hummingbirds rely on those same calories, so make sure you are using the real deal.

To make a batch of humm-juice, bring 4 cups of water to a boil, add 1 cup of regular white table sugar (no sugar substitutes, ever!), stir, remove from heat and let cool down before serving it to your feathered friends.  Store the rest in the fridge and do remember to clean the feeder regularly.

And in case it starts freezing again, check out my handout for instructions on how to winterize a hummingbird feeder.

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Feeding at my Jacob’s Ladder Monarda last summer

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The hummingbirds appreciate the Monarda even in winter!