Get The Red Out!
By Claire Horvath
Well, April 15th has come and gone. Taxes have been paid (or deferred!) and our thoughts turn to the hummingbirds. Yes, that’s how we do things around here. April 15th is the reminder date for getting our feeders out for these tiny guys.
So, in anticipation of our hummers we wanted to share this tip. GET THE RED OUT! Get it out of your hummingbird solution (4 parts water to 1 part sugar) and instead make sure it is on the feeder! If you are worried that your feeder isn’t colorful enough to get their attention… consider a red Christmas bow! Dangle red beads from the feeder! Paint it red with finger nail polish! Anything but putting the red in the liquid.
We have had only a few reports of hummers so far this season and they have been the males heading north! Keep your eyes peeled though… the rest should be coming up as the azaleas bloom!
Claire is owner of Mother Nature’s Store in Columbia, MD. This was her tip of the week for this week in April. We love Claire’s witty style. She sends out one email tip every week, simple and even without pictures (gasp!). Claire has really mastered the art of including small bits of social media into each day. She keeps in touch with her customers, not by drowning them in gallons of information, but rather by giving just a taste of what’s important now – namely, taxes and hummingbirds. Who would have ever thought those two things would go together? Thanks, Claire!