Date: 8/25/17 7:01 am From: Susan Fortenberry <texas410...> Subject: [texbirds] Make extra Hummingbird nectar while you still have power
Dear Fellow texbirders: Please make extra Hummingbird nectar while you still have power.
The morning after Hurricane Ike hit, I saw several humming birds frantically searching my flower beds for nectar and I realized that the wind and rain had stripped the flowers/nectar from the plants.
I was lucky enough to have the use of a propane grill and hurriedly boiled water and made several batches of nectar. I hung several feeders around my yard and hungry hummers and hungry bees quickly found the feeders. The hummers left one feeder alone and the bees took over that one. I had never seen bees swarming a feeder like that before.
This time I have made extra nectar just in case we lose power.
Hopefully Hurricane Harvey will not be as bad as predicted.