Make Hummingbird Nectar

Edited by Colette Cole, Amanda, Eng

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Steps

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    First, get a pot of water
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    We used spring water. We're on a well, so we do recommend to use spring water or distilled water if you're on a town system because of the agents that are used to purify the water.
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    Measure out one part of sugar for every four parts of water
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    We used eight cups of water, so we will use two cups of sugar.
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    Add the sugar to the pot
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    Turn the stove burner on to a low heat
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    We don't want a high heat. We just want to bring it to just warm enough to start dissolving the sugar.
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    Stir occasionally
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    It only takes a few moments to get it warm enough and get the sugar dissolved.
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    As soon as it's dissolved, turn off the burner and leave the mixture to cool down on the stove
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    Once it's cooled down, fill up the hummingbird feeders
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    We don't use red food coloring. There are people that use that, but it actually isn't very good for the birds. We choose instead to use the feeders that have red bottoms. The color is attractive to them and it's not harmful of course because we haven't added it to the nectar.
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    Take the feeders outside and hang them
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    Make sure to hang them high because they will attract ants, so we need to make sure they're at a nice height. Clean them occasionally to make sure that the feeders aren't getting moldy or anything like that.
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    That's how you make hummingbird nectar
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Categories : Birds

Recent edits by: Amanda, Colette Cole

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