Hummingbird Nectar Recipe

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Looking to make your own hummingbird nectar?  Here is a easy recipe.  
 
1 Part Sugar
4 Parts Water
Boil 1-2 Minutes
Cool & Store In Refrigerator
 
Never use honey or artificial sweeteners! Honey ferments easily, and can cause sores in a hummers mouth. Artificial sweeteners have no food value. 

Wild Bird Etiquette

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

Birds have behaviors just as we do, but if you’ve ever observed them “behaving” you know that some of their actions are just baffling!
Bathing in the Dust
Have you ever witnessed a bird “bathing” in dust? Believe it or not, birds will often do this to either reduce moisture, align feather barbs (a series of branches […]

How to Create a Butterfly & Hummingbird Garden

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

Looking to add some color and attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds to your garden this year?  Check out the design below for a few ideas.  This sketch could work in a corner yard or could be modified to work along a fence line or in a side yard.  Pick and choose from the plant key.  Mix […]

Managing Purple Martins

Friday, May 12th, 2017

 
 
Meet some landlords, looking out for their tenants, at a high-rise condo complex. Those tenants are The Martins, and they aren’t people–they’re purple.
Watch this great video from Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.

For more information about purple martins, visit:
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/publicati…
http://www.purplemartin.org

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