Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 12, 2021

How to Create a Hummingbird-Friendly Yard

Audubon writes about How to Create a Hummingbird-Friendly Yard

A little water, a few flowers, and a few perches will bring these tiny dynamos to visit.

Hummingbirds are truly remarkable and fascinating creatures. A diverse family, hummingbirds include the world’s smallest bird, the Bee Hummingbird of Cuba, and some of the strongest migrants. The Rufous Hummingbird undertakes the longest avian migration in the world, if based upon distance traveled in proportion to body size. To sustain their supercharged metabolisms, hummingbirds must eat once every 10 to 15 minutes and visit between 1,000 and 2,000 flowers per day.

read more at  How to Create a Hummingbird-Friendly Yard | Audubon


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