Attract Hummingbirds in Your Yard by Making Hummingbird Food

In Summer on July 28, 2014 at 8:21 pm | Written by admin
Many homeowners can build their yards into beautiful landscapes with the right combination of plants and hardscape features but attracting certain wildlife can really put your landscape over the top.  One such animal that can be easily attracted to a landscape is the brightly colored hummingbird whose presence can really enhance the beauty and appeal of your yard.  All you need to attract hummingbirds onto your yard is the proper feeder and hummingbird food which you can make yourself. Ingredients and Instructions for Hummingbird Food The ingredients for hummingbird food are common ingredients found in most households:
  • 1 cup of regular cane sugar
  • 4 cups of water
Some people like to add red food coloring to the mixture but it is not clear whether this actually helps attract more hummingbirds or not.  Food coloring could also be bad for the birds so try with the clear mixture first.  Once you gather the ingredients, follow these instructions:
  • Heat the water until it boils
  • Turn the heat off and add the sugar
  • Stir the solution until the sugar is completely dissolved
Once the sugar is dissolved, let the solution cool and put it in the bird feeder.  Any leftovers of the solution can be stored in the refrigerator for later use.  This solution goes bad in about 3 to 5 days so clean out the bird feeder and replace the solution regularly to make sure the hummingbirds always have fresh nectar. Comment »
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