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Hummingbird Feeders: Don’t use honey!

Anna's hummingbird

Most of our hummingbirds are already back, and some are nesting! These birds are a spring and summer favourite, hovering around us and buzzing in and out of salmonberry and thimbleberry patches.

Did you know that honey in hummingbird feeders causes a fungal infection that causes death? Also, the red mixture that many stores carry also causes birth defects in the babies.

If you are putting up a hummingbird feeder, the easiest and most affordable solution is the best! You can use a simple mixture of 4 parts water to 1 part sugar to keep our local hummingbird populations safe, and returning each year to visit your yard!

Also, make sure to keep all you feeders clean on a regular basis.