The warmer weather brings more and more hummingbirds, and the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center is asking that we do our part to take care of them.
Many residents of the Poconos put out hummingbird feeders to ensure hummingbirds can find food. However, environmental officials say if you are not changing the sugar water regularly you can be causing more harm than good. They say the hot weather ferments the water and it could have adverse affects.
"They could get possibly drunk because it could happen because it does have an alcohol fermentation or it could be so badly fermented that it does poison them," Roger Spotts, Environmental Education Coordinator of Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, said.
Spotts recommend only putting little bits of sugar water in at a time and replacing it often.