Becoming a Silent Spring-Summer-Fall

by Harry Hill
(St George Utah)

HB's are much less than before. I am very careful about prep for the sugar. I use only glass containers to store and to make the stuff. I do not boil the sugar on the stove. I pour boiling water (from a Pyrex) over the sugar. Easy.

Cannot convince neighbor to put feeder out of the sun. It is left up until it is empty. Could be weeks.

I live in Sunbrook GC. Over the years I have missed tons of wildlife. No lizards...wasps...caterpillers...plus another 15 more. That includes the ants and the cockroaches--yes. I do not spray for bugs.
BTW-I bought a new feeder (2). Easier to clean. Cost @$30 for a 4 hole.
Glad to see you interested and here in St George.

Harry

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HB's...not so many
by: Harry

Years ago...and I would say about 30, I was shopping in Juarez, Mexico. BTW--Wouldn't do it now. And, in one shop I spied a neat hat. Closer looking, I noticed a HB as an ornament. Closer still, I found that it was actually a REAL HB. Dead that is.
Does it still go on? Unknown, I have never been back. I would very much believe that the Chinese are fueling a demand for HB's to use their heart as some sort of aphrodisiac. Next, it will be high fashion among the elite for a HB Cloak...neat eh?

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