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How to attract hummingbirds to my feeder when my neighbor also has an established feeder

I have had good results by placing a few drops of orange extract into the sugar solution. A gardening center manager gave me this tip a few decades ago.
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How to attract hummingbirds to my feeder when my neighbor also has an established feeder

Patience. If it goes two weeks without emptying the feeder, take it down, dump, scrub and refill (perhaps not all-the-way full if you don't have enough traffic to use it up in two weeks, yet.) Also ...
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What flowers can attract hummingbird?

According to the Florida Native Plant Society, Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) is native to zone 9b (according to the USDA, it's native to Polk County, which is zone 10a). If you're adventurous, ...
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Keeping Pests out of Hummingbird Feeders

so Sue had great answers. She asked me to post my suggestion with pictures. What I found made a difference was the shape of the feeding trough. When I was younger, my mother bought one that looked ...
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Keeping Pests out of Hummingbird Feeders

Technically, the bee-looking things you're seeing are a combination of wasps, honey bees, yellow-jackets, moths and a few other flyers. For the sake of ease in answering the question, I'll just call ...
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Is it possible to tell by shape of the flower if it will attract butterflies or hummingbirds?

I would also like to add that butterflies see colors in Ultraviolet, which tends to lead them to red, yellow, orange, pink and purple blossoms and the nectar is more visible to them on flowers that ...
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Is it possible to tell by shape of the flower if it will attract butterflies or hummingbirds?

You are discovering for yourself one of the most beautiful examples of co evolution and interdependence. Flowers and pollinators such as bees, butterflies, other insects, birds and even some bats ...
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