Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife
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Late summer is a great time for hummingbird viewing in Texas.
03—Obviously, the places people see them most often is around feeders.
Mark Klym is in Wildlife Diversity and a hummingbird enthusiast. You can attract hummingbirds to your yard with a hummingbird feeder filled with a solution of one part sugar to four parts water. Once you’ve hung a feeder, Klym says it’s vital to keep the contents fresh.
08—During the summer months you want to change that every two to four days. During the winter months, you might get away with four to six days, but certainly no longer than that.
If you prefer your hummers in the wild, you’re in luck: eighteen species of this popular bird live in Texas. But you have to know where to look.
18—If you’re looking on the wild, you’re going to want to look in areas where there are a number of flowering plants available. The do require shelter, so they’re going to be around evergreen or well-leaved trees – depending on the season. And they’re also going to be found where there’s water. Water is a critical element of their environment, and they’re going to be found where there’s water.
Find more information about hummingbirds when you log onto the Texas parks and Wildlife website.
We record our series at The Block House in Austin, Texas and Joel Block Engineers our program.
That’s our show for today… For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti