A Hummingbird-Friendly Backyard.
April 5, 2008 8:20 PM Subscribe
I want my backyard to be hummingbird-friendly.
posted by amyms to home & garden (17 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I have hummingbird-friendly flower seeds ready to plant, I have a feeder and I know how to make the sugar water, but I'm mostly interested in determining the best location for the feeder. I want it to be close enough to our patio so that we can see and enjoy the birds, but not so close that our presence scares them away. We have lots of other bird species, as well as other animals, visiting our backyard, but I've always wanted to attract hummingbirds. I've read various things online, but I'd like to hear from people who have been successful. If you regularly have hummingbirds in your backyard, tell me your tips and tricks.
P.S. I've read this thread
(the only other AskMe thread tagged with "hummingbirds") but I'm looking for something a little more hummingbird-specific.