SPECIAL CARE is required to not harm the birds. You
MUST clean the feeder weekly with hot water without
Feeders should be put up in late March (when trees begin to
leaf), and taken down a month before the first frost.
Red flowers will attract hummers and provide a natural
compliment to your feeder. Initially, a red ribbon bow
can be tied to the plastic tip to attract birds to your
feeder. Once they are feeding, you can remove the
ribbon. The following year(s), the ribbon is not
When the hummers return, they will come to the prior
year’s feeder location and hound you daily until you put the
feeder up!! Also, these birds are fearless and will come
very close to you even where there is quiet activity..