Hummingbirds normally arrive in Virginia sometime during April. If you are on the net, visit www.hummingbirds.net to find out when they will arrive in our area. If you sight them, enter their location and the date on the United States map found at the web site. Watch the sightings as hummers migrate up the coast.
Humingbird Food Hints
Stir 1 cup of sugar into 4 cups of boiling water until dissolved. Refrigerate what you don't use. Only put the amount of food that will be eaten in 2 days in the feeder and clean out the feeder every week to prevent disease. It is better to have several small feeders. Start feeding when the first azaleas start to bloom.
Thanks to Marie Minor, former VNPS President and Pocahontas Chapter member, for reminding us of this resource.
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