Build a Feeder to Attract Hummingbirds to Your
you notice that most of the Journey North sightings are for hummingbirds
that citizen scientists see at their own backyard feeders?
Out Your Own Feeder
Wouldn't it be great to attract hummingbirds to your school yard? You
could attract hummingbirds all summer long, or provide spring and fall
migrating hummers with the energy boost they need with your own hummingbird
This! A Home-made Feeder
hummingbird feeders this spring in your classroom and hang them
around the school to attract hummingbirds all spring and summer.
There are many different designs for make-your-own feeders.
your own creativity and build your own using this simple idea
using a few tools and a plastic drink bottle.
what you need:
• Gatorade bottle with cap (or any other bottle you want
to use as a container)
• A large salad dressing bottle cap (or any other bottle
cap that is slightly larger and deeper than the bottle cap
• paper napkin
• hot glue gun and glue
• pliers (optional)
• aluminum foil (optional)
• scissors (optional)
• non-toxic paint (optional)
• faux flowers (optional)
directions are simple. Visit this site
to learn how to make your own feeders using these materials.
can make feeders from many recycled materials. Be creative! Here
are some feeders made from small jars, insulin bottles, and test
Cat Taylor |
Cat Taylor |
more about these feeders and how to find supplies for making