Hummingbirds visit Michigan on their migration trek each year. These tiny birds arrive in April and venture off sometime between July and October.
There are a few different species that can be found in Michigan, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Broad-billed Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Green Violet-eared Hummingbird and the White-eared Hummingbird. The Green Violet-eared Hummingbird and the Broad-billed Hummingbird are the rarest two found in Michigan.
Many homeowners invest in purchasing a hummingbird feeder, however there are plenty of flowers that grow in Michigan that will attract these amazing birds. The following flowers will attract hummingbirds to your yard. USDA Hardiness Zones are listed, find out what zone you are in here.
Bee Balm (Monarda)
Cardinal Flower (Lobelia)
Day Lily (Hemerocallis )
Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans)
Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis)
Fireweed (Epilobium augustifolium)
Hollyhocks (Alcea rosea)
Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)
Snap Dragon (Antirrhinum majus)