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Mom Spot: Hummingbirds

Yikes! I'm getting a late start this morning. But on the upside, I did find time to read the Grow section of the Denver Post and found a great article about attracting hummingbirds. I'm a big fan of birds, gardening, and nature in general. I might fall something short of a tree hugger, but I do want my kids to be in nature, care for the environment, and experience the joy of being outdoors.

If you followed me on Facebook last year, you may remember our experience with a couple of house wrens making their nest on our back patio. We watched the nest being built, the eggs being laid, and the baby birds emerging from their safe haven. We even stood in awe as the fledged from the nest and took flight. It was awesome!

My love for birds probably started with my Nana who had bird feeders and special flowers to attract different birds. We would watch out her kitchen window and sometimes even use binoculars to see the birds in the trees at the back of their sprawling property. But hummingbirds were her favorite. Delicate, vibrant, and as fast as the wind, her eyes would show with the excitement of a young girl when she spotted one.

Wouldn't you love to see the look in your child's eyes when they spot one for the first time? Would you love to have a yard that is a haven to such beautiful creatures? Here's a link to the Denver Post article from this morning's special Grow section. There are no guarantees, but the right feeder and the right flowers will get you well on your way to an enchanting encounter. And even if you don't get hummingbirds this year, your work will be rewarded in time spent out doors with your kids!

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