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Why Hummingbirds Are Particularly Attracted To Cinnamon Ferns
Cinnamon ferns are perennial plants native to much of the eastern and central United States, producing dense, silver-white wool or fuzz on their fiddlehead fronds in early spring.
This fuzz is a vital resource for female hummingbirds, who use it to line the inside of their nests. It provides a cushy bed and insulation that keep the eggs and
nestlings warm.
Ruby-throated hummingbirds, in particular, are attracted to cinnamon ferns because they grew up with these native plants and prefer them over non-native varieties.
By incorporating cinnamon ferns, bird enthusiasts can transform their space from a simple feeding area to a nurturing habitat for hummingbirds throughout the breeding season.