Bluebirds Returning to Ohio

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…

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Seed Starting

Spring is coming! And believe it or not, it’s already time to start those seeds indoors for stronger and more productive plants. Starting seeds indoors can save you money versus buying plants later in the season. It also gives you a chance to try your hand at plants not otherwise available, or those that grow…

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Snowy Owls

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…

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The Glory of Crows

With many of the smaller, brighter, more overtly charming songbirds gone south, you may feel your environment is lacking in effervescent energy and personality. What’s left? Well, goldfinches (gone brown). A few other yard regulars. And crows. Often seen as semi-obnoxious or just ignored completely, crows are the unsung clever geniuses of the bird world.…

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Rustic Silhouettes

These unique rusty metal bird silhouettes will add interest to any garden landscape. Mount to wooden stakes, posts, deck rails, fences, tree branches, blocks of wood, even on top of wooden bird feeders or bird houses as a finial to create a rustic natural look. Can also be used as a decorative display indoors. Made…

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Fatwood – Giving your fire a needed boost

FATWOOD 100% all-natural firestarter for fireplaces, barbeques, chimeneas, stoves, and firepits! Why? Because even well-seasoned firewood sometimes needs a little help getting going. What is it? All Natural! In short, Fatwood is pine stumps left as waste after logging. The resin which lends it its excellent firestarting ability accumulates naturally within the stump over time.…

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Winterizing Your Feeder

  Fill feeder with seed.      Watch seed level drop.    Repeat. That’s about the gist of it for birdfeeding in warmer months, but a little extra is needed as we ease into autumn. Think of it as a tune-up. This little bit of attention now may well save you the trouble of being out in one…

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5 Fantabulous Weekend Projects

1. Create a Bird Sanctuary Creating a bird sanctuary sounds like a pretty big project with a pretty big name, but basically it boils down to creating a space that is welcoming and ideal for birds. Birds need water, food, places to protect them from predators and places to build nests. In order to attract…

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