These delicate, colorful little birds are known for being elusive. Tiny but mighty hummingbirds are one of our favorite creatures to spot around the garden, and are great pollinators to keep our blooms beautiful. Did you know that the world's smallest bird is only around 2 inches long and weighs less than an ounce? Or, that hummingbirds are attracted more to the red spectrum of hues than any other color? By arming yourself with this information, you can shape your garden into being a safe space for little feathered friends to come and pollinate flowers. You can easily prepare a hummingbird feeder with some sugar water to give nourishment to your visitors. Hummingbird food sources are not as common as they once were, so you're likely to get more than a few buzzing birds in your yard this way. You'll also want to be strategic in what you're planting in the yard – hummingbirds love bee balm, cardinal flower, trumpet honeysuckle, and hummingbird sage. Here are some facts that you may not know (unless you're a seasoned hummingbird watcher!), but that will help encourage hummingbirds into your garden.

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