Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Attracting some of nature's most beautiful creatures
When you make the decision to construct a butterfly garden, you will surely attract hummingbirds. While I can’t imagine someone would not welcome these spirited little visitors, keep a few things in mind when you plant your garden:
Hummingbirds are aggressive, energetic little buggers. I like to have them around, I find them thoroughly entertaining and joyful, but they are testy and possessive over a food source. They don’t understand that their food will be abundant around your house, so if they find a feeder or flower they like, they will fight each other to maintain possession over it.
Using water misters and perches will almost guarantee happy hummers.