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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Keep those Nectar Feeders Clean!

Experts say that hummingbirds will starve rather than consume spoiled feeder syrup, so a dirty feeder isn’t likely to cause harm. But it may cost you the pleasure of their company if they abandon your yard for more reliable food sources elsewhere.  So if you would like to enjoy your hummingbirds all summer long, follow…

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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…

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