Flower nectar isn’t red
While it’s very likely that hummingbirds are attracted to the color red, is it really necessary to feed them red dye? I think not. Artificial food dyes and coloring are not conducive to optimal health. Making your own hummingbird food is a fairly simple and cost-effective solution to the colored nectar sold in stores.
Be sure to begin with a clean hummingbird feeder and wash well in between refills. Most feeders are red or have some red coloring on them to help attract hummingbirds. If not, simply tie a red object to the feeder, such as a red ribbon. Use organic sugar whenever possible and always use clean, filtered water. Use only real sugar, no artificial or even natural substitutes. Refill the feeder weekly, and more often on hot days. Bees and ants are often attracted to the sweet solution, so be sure to clean up any spills as soon as possible.
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Daughter of the Earth, Mother of her creations. Ivanna (Evie) doesn’t care for titles, but the ones that fit best are homeschool mom, herbalist, and blogger. Her greatest joy is guiding others to find true wellness within themselves and Mother Earth. When not spending time with her beloved family, she can be found researching everything related to holistic wellness, crafting herbal remedies, or visiting with the plants in the Magical Garden.
Response to "Flower nectar isn’t red"
Wow! What valuable information! I hope to save this and use it in the next place we move to. Thank you, love! Keep up the great and informative work! Xox ❤️
You’re welcome, Mona! Thank you, and many blessings on your new home. <3