Fall is approaching soon, and you know what that means! The birds are about to migrate. This post is the beginning of a series for helping our wild feathery friends as they journey south, and I hope you have a blast watching hummingbirds fly around your yard.
This recipe is super simple, all you need is sugar and water. Dissolve 1/4 cup sugar into 1 cup of water, let it cool, and fill your feeder. Yep, that’s it! If you are planning on making some for storage, make sure the water comes to a boil and you refrigerate the solution afterwards. Please DO NOT add any coloring or substitutes, this easy recipe really will do the trick.
Bonus: A few tips to keep critters out of your feeder…
- To prevent ants from getting in your feeder apply Vaseline to the post or hanger the feeder is on.
- To keep wasps from getting stuck in your feeder, insert a q-tip into one of your feeder openings and they will drink from that instead.
- Attach an ant moat. These things are really cool, and they do the job too!
- Hang your feeder with fishing line. Fishing line is too small for ants to climb, so they won’t be able to access your feeder.
- Move the feeders often. As long as you only move the feeder a few feet at a time, the birds won’t miss it but the insects will.
Thanks for reading! Please comment if you have any birds visit your feeder and like below!