While it might not feel like Spring right now, it's certainly on the way and with it comes warmer temperatures, outdoor fun, and hummingbirds. Any day now we'll be seeing hummingbirds back in Oklahoma.

These tiny and beautiful birds are heading our way during their annual Spring migration and will spend the majority of their time right here in the Sooner State throughout the Spring and Summer months.

While there are a great many different species of hummingbirds in the U.S. the Red-Throated hummingbird is the most common here in Oklahoma. Named after its signature dark red throat and white band under its beak. Now is the time to prepare for their arrival and start getting your feeders ready.

We should start seeing them in late March, early April sometime, maybe even sooner. Watch the video below from the YouTube channel Oklahoma Gardening for some great tips and tricks on hummingbird feeders.

I've been lucky that for whatever reason hummingbirds love my backyard, it helps that I have a honeysuckle bush and other flowers and bushes they seem to enjoy. I still put out feeders and birdbaths to attract them.

If you're wanting to have hummingbirds visit the yard having multiple feeders helps. For being so tiny these birds are very territorial and will attack and fight each other over food sources. So the more feeders and flowering plants you have the better. That way there's enough to go around and then some.

You'll definitely want to keep your feeders clean and change out the sugar water often. Otherwise, it could possibly harm the birds or even kill them if you aren't careful. Only use water and table sugar, don't use any dyes or honey in your feeders. Mix 4 parts water to 1 part sugar for the best results.

You should change out your sugar water every 3 days or when you start to see that it's getting cloudy or yellowed. Watch the video above for all the details on feeders and the proper way to mix up sugar water and cleaning/maintenance. I'm looking forward to seeing them in the backyard again!

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If you just moved here, welcome to Lawton, Fort Sill we're glad you're here. It can be difficult moving and starting up in a new place. Trying to make friends, find things to do, get more information about the town itself, and just get acquainted with all the goings-on. We're here to try and help you out with a list of the best Lawton, Fort Sill Facebook pages and groups you should join, follow and be a part of.

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If you've driven around town you've probably seen all the murals we have in Lawton, Fort Sill. If you take the time to look you'll notice that they're everywhere. We're lucky to have so many talented artists that share their work with us regularly by painting murals. One name you've probably heard before is Justin Hackney and Spreading PAINT. His work of masterful murals can be found all over town. He's done some of the very best and has painted everything from rock stars to celebrities and everything in between. He has a style all his own and has painted murals in full color, vivid transposed negative style, and in black and white. Be on the lookout for his latest mural masterpiece he's going to keep painting them so long as people want them and there's wall space. Looking forward to seeing his next one! Check out the gallery below of Justin Hackney's Spreading PAINT murals and where to find them. We'll continue to add to the gallery as he paints them.

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