Plants is the #1 Way To Attract Those Speedy Beauties
Planting a hummingbird garden is a great way to attract the tiny, colorful birds to your yard. If you understand what the birds like to eat in their natural habitat, and what they prefer for their environment, soon you will have the exotic-looking visitors in your very own yard.
Attract Hummingbirds Using Their Sense of Sight
Hummingbirds are attracted to their food by their sight. They are a curious bird and will stop by to taste anything that looks like a tempting treat to them. But what tempts a hummingbird’s appetite? Several characteristics of plants attract the birds. They don’t have a sense of smell, so fragrance is not essential when choosing flowers to attract hummers. They are, however, attracted to plants that have high nectar production.
Hummingbirds do seem to like brightly colored flowers, and plants with tube-shaped flowers. They use their long, pointed bills to drink the nectar that provides them with the high energy needed for them to beat their wings thousands of times per day. Some trees and shrubs that produce the flowers that hummingbirds crave are:
Planting these lovely additions to your garden not only adds color and fragrance but will entice the hummingbirds to your yard for a quick nectar pick-me-up.