Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful moms out there!
Today is Mother's Day in the United States, as well as in many countries around the world. Whether your child is two-legged or four-legged, whether your child is the human sort or the furry and whiskered sort, we want to wish every mother out there a beautiful, amazing day. Mothers of all kinds help make this world go round in more ways than one, and for that we are beyond grateful. We hope every mother of every kind is treated like royalty today.
For our selfie today, my snuggly girl Thimble agreed to snap a selfie while giving me a cuddle.
Tip of the Day
Today's wildlife tip is another about birds. Hummingbirds, that is. These majestic little creatures love them a sweet drink. To make some sugar water for hummingbirds, you can mix 1 part sugar with 4 parts water, such as 1 cup of sugar into 4 cups of water. Extra mixture can be stored in the refrigerator for up to roughly one week. Despite popular belief, though, please do NOT add red food coloring to the sugar water! Adding a chemical dye can potentially be harmful to hummingbirds. Rather than lace their drink with artificial colors, you can simply use a bright (such as red) hummingbird feeder to attract them. There are indeed feeders specifically designed for hummingbirds and their preferred sweet drink. Of course, don't forget to clean said feeder in between fillings, as the sugar water mixture can potentially lead to mold if the hummingbird feeder is not maintained properly. Hummingbirds can make for grand Bird TV, just as long as you take the right precautions.