Smell Like Dirt

In Spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Margaret Atwood

They’re baaackkkk!

Spring is here so the hummers can’t be far behind. This video shows some easy steps you can take to make sure the ruby throated hummingbirds choose your backyard as the place to raise their families. There’s nothing like having a bunch of energetic hummers zipping around the garden and fighting over feeders. We’ve added some great still photos from Lauri Shubert, Smell Like Dirt Official Photographer. And although we didn’t include it in this video, remember to provide a water source for the hummingbirds. We find that the mister is their favorite. We also added some clips at the end to show some of the challenges in filming videos in your own backyard! Enjoy and remember, mix your nectar with a 4:1 ratio. 4 cups water, 1 cup sugar.

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2 Comments»

  harry schmeider wrote @

Hi Carol,
A great video! Though I love my Bluebirds, the Hummers are my favorite Bird. I even admit that on my Web Page. Thanks again for another super Video. Oh by the way, you know whats good for relieving stress? Get outside and smell like dirt!

  Feeling Blue? Get Outside! « Smell Like Dirt wrote @

[…] me of an article that another friend of SLD forwarded to us a few weeks ago.  Harry posted a comment on the hummingbird video post about relieving stress by smelling like dirt and Katie had sent this article to us from […]


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