when to feed hummingbirds
the feeders up and start to feed hummingbirds in the spring, usually April.
Farther north, start a bit later.
Don't stop feeding the hummingbirds until you see no more hummingbirds for at least a couple of weeks. Any late migrating hummingbirds will be able to find food on their trip south.
This normally would be by the end of September.
feeding hummingbirds in winter
Some parts of California, Arizona and
Texas have hummingbirds all year.
So feeding hummingbirds takes a
commitment to maintain the hummingbird's food all year.
Where my California
sister lives she gets lots of hummingbirds at her house. One winter the snow caught a bunch of
hummers at her house. They stayed all winter. She sent me a
photo of her feeding hummingbirds in the snow.
Feeding Hummers In The Snow
She would bring the
feeders in after dark to keep the hummingbird food from freezing. And put them out
again before daylight. Sometimes on cold days she would have to replace a
frozen feeder with thawed hummingbird food from the house.
When you feed hummingbirds, also plant some flowers for them. They are not only pretty, but butterflies eat from many of
the same flowers hummingbirds like.
Enjoy God's gift of hummingbirds!