Bird of the Month: Northern Flicker

Northern Flickers are large, brown woodpeckers with a gentle expression and handsome black-scalloped plumage. On walks, don’t be surprised if you scare one up from the ground. It’s not where you’d expect to find a woodpecker, but flickers eat mainly ants and beetles, digging for them with their unusual, slightly curved bill. When they fly you’ll see a flash of yellow in the wings and a bright white flash on the rump.

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Fundraising that Rocks!

Fundraising that Rocks is a wonderfully simple year-round program that donates back to the local organizations that our customers care about. Whenever a customer shops at The Rock Pile, they can have us donate to their organization simply by telling us where they’d like that donation to go.

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Seed Starting Tips

As promised, here is some more helpful information for planting seeds this year. Six Steps for easy seed planting. 1)  Start with a quality potting mix like Schultz Seed Starter Plus or Jiffy Seed Starter Mix.  These are light weight mediums that have all the nutrients your seeds need at birth. 2)  Larger pots promote more open development…

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