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Gear Friday: Hummingbirds

Gear Friday: Hummingbirds

The most important part of luringhummingbirds to your yard is the feeder, and what you are putting in it.

Not only should the feeder be kept clean, but David Duran, of Myers Ace Hardware in Canutillo, showed us that the nectar should be as close as possible to what a hummingbird would find in nature Duran showed us that by mixing one part of sugar to four parts of water and boiling them to dissolve the sugar, you can make your own nectar inexpensively and it is better for the hummingbirds than store-bought nectar.

Just remember, to let it cool off. And make sure you don't spill it on the ground outside, because ants love the nectar too.

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