We didn't do much shopping, but did visit one of our favourite places in Halifax - Lee Valley. For those of you who are familiar with Lee Valley, you know that they have lots of wonderful things for the homeowner and gardener. I was on a mission- to pick up some Ant Moats for several friends. If you feed Hummers, no doubt you have experienced the problem of ants wanting to get at that yummy sugary water. I have tried many "home remedies" all to no avail. Lee Valley has the answer- the "Ant Moat" is basically a plastic cup which holds water, above your feeder. It works - ants cannot swim, so cannot get past the "moat". And I have found an added bonus- the other little birds which feed in my backyard (finches, chickadees, etc.) love to perch on the moat and get a drink. Here is a finch, ready to scoot down for a quick sip! So - if you have an ant problem at your Hummer Feeder, visit Lee Valley and order yourself an Ant Moat. They even have free shipping until July 19th!
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. Chinese Proverb