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Enticing Hummingbirds to your Yard

#hummingbird walk at the #EnvironmentalNatureCenter is 2:7:15- register at encenter.orgEverybody likes hummingbirds; they are energetic and fearless little warriors, guarding flowers and feeders with their lives from anything that might cross their path.

Due to their charming allure and vivacity, hummingbirds enthrall watchers in any garden setting, leading people to invest in their own feeders in order to attract these birds in their own backyards.

However, while these feeders exhibit bright colors that would attract any passing hummingbird for your viewing pleasure, hummingbird feeders have the potential to cause more harm than good. Feeders can keep hummingbirds from pollinating flowers or worse… cause them to become unhealthy due to dyes or because most feeders are not cleaned frequently enough.

What if I told you that you that you could attract more hummingbirds with almost zero effort?  Would you like to know how?

The answer is simple: native plants.  No more spilling sugar on yourself as you hang your feeder.  No more scrubbing mold off of the feeder.  Native plants do the work for you in a cheap and sustainable fashion.  Best of all, you can sit back and enjoy the show.

So, if you want hummingbirds without all of the fuss of a feeder, then come down to the ENC on Saturday, February 7, and buy a native hummingbird plant. – Nathan Serafin, ENC Communications Intern

The ENC is also hosting Hummingbird Walks on February 7 at 10AM and 1PM. You cans sign up on our calendar. Click HERE!

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