The main insect pollinators, by far, are bees. They simply spend the most time at flowers because pollen and nectar are food sources for them and their young.
Feeding Orioles is a little different than most other backyard birds. At The Rock Pile, we carry specialized oriole feeder designs that accommodate only the foods orioles prefer.
Who doesn’t love bluebirds? Only someone who hasn’t yet seen one. They’re beautiful, friendly (actually seem to enjoy our human company!) family-oriented,
For best results with your potatoes it is wise to start with the soil. Potatoes prefer a well-drained fine, sandy, loam soil, high in organic material.
by The Earth (as told to Amy)
1. Create a cavity deep within an existing rock. You can do this 2 different ways: either by trapping a pocket of gas (or water) in cooling lava, or – if you’re so inclined- bury something inside a rock that will decay (wood, coral or dissolvable minerals) and leave you with the cavity you require. Think of it as a mini-cave, and a cave as sometimes a giant geode.
We’ve got Bluebirds!! Frankly, we’re completely surprised. Against all the well-researched advice for bluebird boxes, they’ve set up residence
The bald eagle became the National emblem in 1782 when the great seal of the United States was adopted. Despite Benjamin Franklin’s assertion that “For my own part, I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country.
If you haven’t heard them yet, they’ll be here soon! Red-winged Blackbirds prefer marshes, wetlands, retention ponds, anywhere there’s standing water
Ahhh, the Robin. Industrious, cheery, energetic; frequently found by listening for their bright, clear song. Their early appearance at the end of winter signifies the seasons WILL change, spring IS coming, and all is in order. The American Robin can be found in towns, cities, mountain forests, Alaskan wilderness…. pretty much everywhere.
Breeding season is the one time of year that birds cannot escape danger by flying away. For as long as the egg-hatching and fledgling takes, they’re all stuck at the nest.
Some of our customers have reported seeing Eastern Bluebirds in their yards recently! They (the birds, not the customers) normally are south at this time of year and return in early spring. So if you’re lucky enough to host a few, treat them right! Given their choice, bluebirds eat insects and worms in the warmer months and…
A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren’t we like that wise old bird? –Edward Hersey Richards With all the recent snowy owl sightings lately, picking the bird of the month was easy! While you can’t attract…
You may have noticed that we’re having some weather! In order to make winter a little easier on your outdoor friends, make sure the food you put out stays fresh and dry. Here are three low-maintenance ways to give the birds your best. Weather Dome: The 12″ diameter Weather Dome by Aspects is molded of…