Protect the Hummingbirds

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This time of year, many people are putting out their Hummingbird feeder.  Here a few facts to help protect the hummingbirds.

USE ONLY PLAIN WHITE SUGAR in your mixture of 1 part sugar to 4 parts water. No organic, no raw, no brown sugar, no powdered sugar, no honey, no artificial sugar. Plain white sugar/water mixture is more similar to actual flower nectar. And no toxic red color!

Change the sugar water mixture every couple day in your hummingbird feeder, as it will start to ferment sitting out for days on end.

Below is a picture of a hummingbird unable to retract her tongue, which is a sign of fungal spores that have germinated on her tongue or in her gullet caused by folks mixing honey or anything other than plain white sugar with water. She will die because she can no longer feed.

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