Want to invite hummingbirds to visit your yard, window, or balcony?
PLANT A HUMMINGBIRD GARDEN
Hummingbirds go for red, orange, and purple tube-shaped flowers with lots of nectar in them. No need for a landing pad (they hover) or odor (they don't have a strong sense of smell). Fill a flower pot, window box, or garden patch with their favorites to bring them flocking. Examples are: fuschia, nasturtium, scarlet runner bean, cardinal flower. You can also ask at a garden center what kinds of plants are best for where you live.
HANG A HUMMINGBIRD FEEDER:
Option 1: Make a hummingbird feeder from a baby food jar
Use a nail to poke a 1/8-inch (3-mm) hole in the lid of a clean baby food jar. (Ask an adult to help.) Fill the jar with sugar water and screw on the lid. Add red paint or tape around the hole to attract the birds' attention. Attach wire around the lid to hang the feeder.