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Why Bird Watchers Should Be Saving Old Banana Peels
While hummingbirds are primarily attracted to the sweet nectar from feeders and flowers, they also require a considerable amount of protein, which they mainly get from insects.
Hanging banana peels near feeders is an effective strategy to attract fruit flies — an essential part of the hummingbird diet — thereby drawing these tiny birds to your garden.
This approach not only meets the nutritional needs of hummingbirds but also helps control populations of invasive fruit flies, thus benefiting both the birds and the environment.