The Scary Reason Why You Should Never Ever Feed Hummingbirds Red Nectar

Now that April is almost here, we are definitely running full steam ahead into springtime.

That means planting gardens and putting out feeders for all our favorite wildlife visitors.

However, if you were hoping to tempt some hummingbirds into your garden this year, we have an important message: ditch the red nectar.

Hummingbirds are beautiful little creatures who can be found in all parts of the Americas — even Alaska gets them in the spring and summer.

Despite being hardy animals, these pocket-sized birds can be very vulnerable to human intervention.

- Rebecca Endicott,