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!
Click here to see an interactive map of the ruby-throated hummingbird’s migration pattern this year.
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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!
A lifelong Virginia resident, Beth loves exploring different parts of the world and currently resides in Alexandria. She holds a degree in English Literature and one of her short stories has been featured in the Shenandoah Review. Other interests include hiking, songwriting, and spending time in the mountains.
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