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Wild Birds Unlimited – Yorba Linda

Humminbird Feeding 1a  I will be speaking and presenting my “Jewels of Nature” hummingbird talk on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 at 10:00am

at the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Yorba Linda.  Call to reserve your seat.  Valerie, 714-985-4928,

17611 Yorba Linda Blvd, Yorba Linda CA 92886


Lake San Marcos Garden Club

Watercolor drawing of humPresenting my “Jewels of Nature” hummingbird talk at the Lake San Marcos Garden Club on

Friday, April 8th, 2016. Address is 1105 La Bonita Dr., San Marcos.  The garden club meeting begins at 10:00am.

My talk will begin around 11:00am.

Wild Birds Unlimited Mission Viejo

Anna's Hummingbird nestlings Juniper  Will be speaking at the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Mission Viejo

on Saturday, March 19th at 9:00 am- 10:00 am.  Reserve your seat. Limited space available.

949-472-4928     24481 Alicia Parkway Ste #1A

Wild Birds Unlimited Carlsbad

Adult Mama Anna's Pollen Hummingbird presentation at Wild Birds Unlimited store in Carlsbad on

Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at 9:00am.

Please contact store to reserve a seat.  There is limited seating.

Wild Birds Unlimited

2624 El Camino Real

Suite F

Carlsbad, CA



Ant Moats

ANT MOAT for Hummingbird feeders

This is a suggestion on controlling ants approaching hummingbird feeders.

You will need:

2 cup hooks

one cork

plastic cup

Screw one cup hook through the bottom of plastic cup into the cork bottom.  Screw 2nd cup hook

into the top of the cork.  Fill with water then you can hang the moat from a tree branch or “S” hook.  Now you can

hang the hummingbird feeder from the bottom cup hook.  (see the diagram)

Keep water in the reservoir of the plastic cup. You will need to refill when needed.  Ants are clever

and can find their way to the sugar water solution if the moat runs dry.

You can find the plastic cups from a variety of sources.  Laundry soap cups are one good sturdy source.