For those of us who don't see hummers through the fall and winter months, NOW is the time to get your feeders from storage, clean them, fill them, and hang them outside. Add a few fluttery red ribbons around the feeders so that migrating hummingbirds will come investigate. Once they find food, they might just decide to stay in your yard!
Areas to the north of Missouri will also start to see hummers soon.
We had a great time in St. Louis last weekend at the Art Fair at Queeny Park, presented by the Greater St. Louis Art Association. We will be at Art in the Garden at Wenwood Farm Winery on April 18. Then the first weekend in May we head off to Artsfest on Walnut Street in Springfield, MO. We've also picked up a few new wholesale orders. Unfortunately, with Spring comes yard work as well. And we've not had time yet to completely finish all the repairs from the trees falling on the house last spring! There's just not enough hours in a day.........................
Hummingbird fact for today: Lanny Chambers, who tracks the progress of the spring migration of Ruby-throated hummingbirds, reports a sighting on March 26 in Forsyth, Missouri. You can watch the migration progress at http://www.hummingbirds.net/map.html