Ruby-throated hummingbirds are beautiful creatures that glitter in the sun. If you want to see them in your backyard, add a feeder with a sugar water mixture to attract the birds. They also enjoy feeding on red and orange flowers. These birds have short legs, so they can’t walk or hop, but sometimes you’ll see them attempting to shuffle. Their wings move extremely fast — beating 53 times per second. You can find these beautiful birds at Houston Arboretum until November.
“What they lack in stature (maxing out at a whopping 3.5 inches, 6 grams), they compensate for with palpable spunk. Visit our pollinator gardens before mid-November and you too can witness them curse like sailors while strafing unsuspecting pedestrians in their quest to guzzle as much sweet, sweet sugar water their gluttonous little hearts can handle. They're pretty easy on the eyes too,” writes Ryley Wilson of Houston Arboretum.