paul wheaton wrote: We've created a lot of new forums recently that don't have enough content. So, maybe we should set up some rules for creating a new forum:
2: the person suggesting it will create at least three new threads that don't already exist on permies."
paul wheaton wrote: And then a list for #2? "
Anne Miller wrote:
"Please Help by Sharing What You Do to Help Our Pollinators"
"How is Pollination Accomplished by Birds"
"How to Create a Habitat for Hummingbirds"
Anne Miller wrote: "Unfortunately, I have had a project come up that is requiring all of my time now. "
Karen Donnachaidh wrote: I have to ask, one of my sisters says that by feeding birds (all birds) we take away their natural food seeking abilities. Do you agree? I don't.
I have to ask, one of my sisters says that by feeding birds (all birds) we take away their natural food seeking abilities. Do you agree?
I always wonder why one can't use organic raw cane sugar. If refined is not good for us, how is it good for them?
Lonicera fragrantissima is a delightful winter-flowering shrub bearing fragrant, cream-white flowers on almost leafless branches. These are sometimes followed by dull-red berries. The purple-flushed green leaves appear in spring. The flowers are a magnet for winter-active bumblebees. (& hummingbirds!)
Steve Earsom wrote:My main worry about hummingbird feeders attracting bees is that hummingbirds can’t eat in peace in the presence of bees. As someone who enjoys watching birds a lot more than watching bees, I don’t want bees to get to the hummingbird feeders I put out.
Steve Earsom wrote:Do Hummingbird Feeders Attract Bees? Yes, because when the bees find a food source, they get in, the hummingbird likely won't eat there and it will look for another food source. This is why we have to keep bees away from hummingbird feeding places. Some ways to keep bees away from hummingbird feeding places are: Using a red feeder for hummingbird food will attract more hummingbirds while discouraging bees. Use a dish-shaped hummingbird feeder for the hummingbird's long beak. Or use nectar protection tips, preventing bees and other sweet-loving insects from accessing the nectar.
I guess I've been abducted by space aliens. So unprofessional. They tried to probe me with this tiny ad:
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