Nature Study Idea: Make a hummingbird feeder

Because hummers are attracted to red flowers, it is a good idea to have some red near your feeder. Here is a link showing you how to make a feeder out of a plastic bottle.

You can easily make your own food by combining one part sugar to four parts water, and boiling it for two minutes, then cooling and storing in the fridge. Never use honey, which can ferment, or red dye, which can be harmful to the birds.

The feeders will need cleaning every week to prevent the occurrence of mold. Wash in mild dish detergent, with no more than 10% bleach, and rinse several times.

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