The hummingbirds have drained the feeders..
Time to refill them.
Hungry Hummingbird Syrup Recipe
one part ordinary white cane sugar to four parts water- no boiling necessary.
(1 quart of sugar to 4 quarts of water-I have alot of guests)
and refrigerate unused syrup till next feeding.
I also have Passion flower vines, Red Salvia which they love-
and I planted "Ham&Eggs" -Lantana- which also attracts the butterflies.
Some people rub trees with overripe bananas and molasses to attract butterflies- but I find that Lantana succeeds quite nicely.
If you are interested in learning more about hummingbirds-
This is the lady who taught me and many others about these tiny precious creatures-
Local expert and bander Linda Beall
Her Hummingbird Website if packed full of great information:
Want to attract hummingbirds to your garden?
Click PLANTS on the lower left for some great information - and read:
Attracting Birds to Southern Gardens
by Thomas Pope, Neil Odenwald & Charles Fryling, Jr
The Wildlife Gardner's Guide to Hummingbirds and Songbirds from the Tropics
By Susan Day, Ron Rovansek & Jack Griggs
by Nancy Newfield & Barbara Nielsen
also see these Hummingbird websites: