Hummingbird Friendly Yard
There is so much to enjoy about these little creatures and creating a friendly area to attract them is surprisingly easy.
Hummingbirds have a very high metabolism and must eat all day long just to survive, most active in morning and early evening. Other than planting flowers (Beebalms, Honeysuckle and Sage), a feeder will provide positive results.
We've experimented with a few and find that the cheap ones you get at your local hardware store (Home Depot, Lowes, Menards) is the best. You'll need to hang them somewhere, preferably somewhere that gets a moderate amount of sun, and fill with food. IMPORTANT: Do not buy the red liquid solution in stores. Make your own.
Mix 1 part sugar with 4 parts water (for example, 1 cup of sugar with 4 cups of water) until the sugar is dissolved. Do not add red dye. Fill your hummingbird feeders with the sugar water and place outside. Extra sugar water can be stored in a refrigerator.
That's it. Keep refilling as necessary and enjoy.
Tip: If you don't have anywhere to hang, try using a Shepards hook.