Keep Your Eyes Peeled, Thousands Of Hummingbirds Are Headed Right For Virginia During Their Migration This Spring
Good news, Virginia! The beautiful ruby-throated hummingbird will likely be flying through your neighborhood soon. The annual spring migration is underway, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for these lovely creatures as they head northbound. They can be difficult to spot without a little help, so you might consider putting out a hummingbird feeder near your home. Doing so will also keep these tiny travelers sustained as they travel. It’s a win-win! So, when will hummingbirds arrive in Virginia?
Click here to see an interactive map of the ruby-throated hummingbird’s migration pattern this year.
Curious about how to make hummingbird food? According to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute, it’s best to use refined white sugar and water. Mix one part sugar with four parts water until the sugar has dissolved. Place the nectar in the hummingbird feeders and you’re all set! Just be sure to clean out the feeder every other day to prevent mold from growing. You can learn more by clicking here.
Do you usually set out hummingbird feeders? We’d love to hear from you!
For more fun springtime adventures in Virginia, read This Breathtaking Scenic Drive Is The Perfect Way To Take In A Virginia Spring.
When will hummingbirds arrive in Virginia?
What are the best hiking trails in Virginia during spring?
Virginia’s springtime weather is perfect for outdoor adventures. One of the best trails to hike in the spring is the Bull Run Meadow Trail. It brings you to see an abandoned grist mill that was around as far back as 1794! Another one of our favorites is Comer’s Rock Trail. While it can be tricky to find, when you get to the top you’ll find a view that you’ll never forget. If you’re looking for a short hike that’s got an amazing payoff, try the Massanutten Storybook Trail. It’s less than a mile and the mountain views will blow you away.
What are the best spring day trips in Virginia?
Virginia is beautiful in the spring! Visit Westmoreland Berry Farm to learn about farming and visit their farm bakery that features amazing homemade goods. If you love the Shenandoah area, the best way to see it is the Virginia Canopy Tour! This zipline and bridge walk adventure isn’t for the faint of heart, but it’s truly an experience you’ll never forget. Looking for something a little closer to the ground? Head to Carvins Cove. It’s a beautiful reservoir that’s perfect for hiking, swimming, and enjoying a relaxing springtime picnic.
Does Virginia have any natural wonders?
One of the wonders of the world is here in Virginia! Have you seen Natural Bridge in person? This incredible 215-foot arch has a 90-foot span and mesmerizes visitors from all over. In fact, we think Natural Bridge should be considered the eighth natural wonder of the world (we’re nominating it!). Another stunning natural wonder, Luray Caverns, has been making headlines since 1878. It’s the largest cavern series in the east! Schoolkids in VA learn all about stalactites and stalagmites on trips to Luray. For a waterfall adventure, head to Crabtree Falls. This series of waterfalls totals 1,200 feet of drop, with the tallest cavern tumbling 400 feet.