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Craft: Hummingbird Food

This fun craft is a recipe for hummingbird food. Make it and feed the hummingbirds all summer long. We hope you like these fun facts about hummingbirds!

Cool Hummingbird Facts
weight 2.5 - 4 grams  
length 76 - 95 mm
they flap their wings about 55 times per second.
are attracted to the colour red, that's why most feeders have red on them
humming birds feed approximately every 15 minutes
normal flight speed is about 25 MPH
life span is about 4 years on average. The record is 12.
each spring they migrate across the Gulf of Mexico, which is about a 1300 km trek.


What you need:

Adult supervision
1 cup sugar
4 cups water
Hummingbird feeder

What you do:

1. Boil the water and sugar for 1-2 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool.
2. Fill the hummingbird feeder and hang near a window.
3. Extra mixture can be stored in the refrigerator
 4. Change the food in your feeder every 3-4 days or when it becomes cloudy.
5. Put out your feeder in early May and leave your feeder up for three weeks after seeing your last hummingbird.

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