Hummers are big eaters. No animal on earth has a faster metabolism. These tiny birds burn food so fast they often eat 1.5 to 3 times their body weight in food per day. One hummer can visit as many as two hundred flowers in fifteen minutes! Your fall blooms help hungry hummers double their body weight to fuel their migration.
- Report the natural sources of nectar hummingbirds are finding in your area.
“The flowers are becoming more popular than the feeder now. Among the favourites in my yard are scarlet runner bean, cypress vine, fuchsia, zinnia, cuphea, chilean glory vine and salvia.”
Glenna from Mississauga, Ontario on July 30, 2017