Hummingbird sites do not recommend most store bought pre packaged mixtures.
They recommend a 4:1 mix of 4 parts water 1 part sugar for better nourishment
We fill 2 feeders every 8 days ish. We use 4 cups of kettle warmed water to 1 part sugar and mix till clear. Refrigerate till cool.
Also added a picture of our paint can cap water mote to drown ants.
UPDATE:…: Question about dead fish…I asked if someone could to send me a picture….I got a picture of one of a ..batch…of one Crappie eaten by Turkey Vulture (TV only eat dead stuff) makes sense. Further ….Steve of MNRF suggested early on it was: “shed exoskeletons of emerging mayflies. It is the time of year that I usually get a few inquiries. There are many species but the most conspicuous are the large ones that burrow in the lake sediments as larvae then emerge into the air as adults. The shed skins are translucent and flaccid. The three tail filaments are often visible”. Subsequent ..MNRF was at the site and the owner confirmed it was as Steve suggested….This is very common ..we have many at this end of the lake as well…..end of story……my mistake was…I should have sent the below picture
Jennie Jones put a FB Brandy post (thank you) of a massive amount of dead fish…we further received a picture of a half eaten one (by a Turkey Vulture)… picture from Marni Tols. The fish seemed to be all one make.
Contacted Christy Doyle of MNRF (she has helped BL in the past) who further got us in touch with scientist Steve Scholten of MNRF. After some back and forth he determined it was a Crappie. Steve indicated that first ….it is an illegal fish in this area. The deaths were a ..specific fish..Crappie…Steve did not see it as a concern and indicated it was a “bad event” day for that specific fish..The water was very warm.
If we have another “event” he would like us grab and freeze one and get it to him for lab testing. Picture is of a Black Crappie…
Three couples would like to rent a cottage August 1st to 4th. The request is from a reputable cottager asking for friends
You can replay private or public. Try the form below..if you don’t get an answer reply to this post
Picture is for attention
Picture thanks to Brandy Lake resident and friends..
If this barrel is yours , the property owner is asking to please pick it up from the ..NARROWS…North side. Thank you.
We are in difficult times….if you staying isolated ..and this barrel is yours ..please respond… to this post and we will go from there..
The white barrel is still waiting for its owner as well
Look….we all share the ..COMMON ELEMENT ,,,Brandy lake.
Everyone of us should consider being responsible for her health and beauty.
I have had my bay filled with sawdust…picked up floating beer can boats. Lumber with nail or screws sticking out..?????
Cottagers at the far west end are constantly picking up floating garbage.
Work together ..keep Brandy Lake ..nice…she is…..our common Front Yard.