Bird of the Month: Yellow Warbler

North America has more than 50 species of warblers, but few combine brilliant color and easy viewing quite like the Yellow Warbler.  Males are a bright, egg-yolk yellow with reddish streaks on the under-parts. Both sexes flash yellow patches in the tail. The face is unmarked, accentuating the large black eye. Look for Yellow Warblers…

Hanging Basket parenting 101

It’s not easy being a new parent, and don’t you wish those precious bundles came with instructions? Well, they do. I’m talking about hanging baskets, of course. I can’t help you with the other kind of parenting. Hanging baskets are pretty easy once you get the “hang” of them. Here’s a handy summary of everything…

Grackle: The Univited Dinner Guest

by Jamie Haas It’s that time of year when the grackles are introducing themselves to our feeders. They really are pretty birds with their iridescent purple hues and white eye ring. But soon they will be driving people who feed birds a little crazy. With their ravenous appetites and large numbers they can be a…

Tea Party & Grass Seed Seminar Saturday!

  Saturday, March 16th 1pm   An awesome selection of tea with a lovely hostess! The Rock Pile is having a Tea Party hosted by Kim Plzak, tea enthusiast and wonderful person. We’re terribly excited about the upcoming opening of our new cafe, where we will serve excellent tea and we just can’t wait to…

Bird of the Month: Turkey Vulture

Turkey Vultures are large birds, with a wingspan of 63- 72 inches and weighing in at 1.5-5 pounds. The females are slightly larger than the males, but otherwise the sexes look alike. Both have the tell-tale featherless red head, dark body feathers, gray underside wing-tip feathers, and a vicious-looking hooked pale beak. Vultures have no…