Recent Blog Posts

  • Backyard Bird Shelters

    February 15, 2018
    Backyard bird shelters are like tiny guest homes for the birds that frequent your backyard during all times of the year. I remember even as a kid when I built my first bird shelter in art class at school.
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  • Winter Birds to Watch for and How to Attract Them

    February 1, 2018
    You may not be able to go out birding as often as you'd like in freezing temperatures and stormy days, but when these winter birds regularly visit your backyard, you may find that winter is your best birding season.
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  • Winter Compost Options

    January 15, 2018
    Composting may slow as temperatures drop, but it doesn't need to stop even in freezing weather.
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  • How Birds Survive Winter – And How We Can Help

    January 1, 2018
    Falling temperatures, less food, severe storms and hungry predators all make winter a harsh season for birds, but our feathered friends have many tricks to survive even the worst winter.
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  • How to Keep Your Live Wreaths, Swags and Garlands Alive Through the Holidays

    December 15, 2017
    Live wreaths, swags and garlands can be amazing holiday decorations, brightening a room with their evergreen boughs and freshening air with their crisp, piney scents. But how can you keep this greenery fresh and vibrant as long as possible without wilting, drooping or decay?
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  • Stock Up on Winter Essentials

    December 1, 2017
    The weather can change rapidly in late autumn and winter may be here before you know it. Stocking up on essential supplies is best done well before the season shifts when severe storms, icy roads and dangerous conditions can make it too difficult to get to a store.
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  • Prepare Your Trees & Shrubs for Winter

    November 15, 2017
    If you’ve invested a lot of time and money into your landscaping this year, the last thing you want is for all of your beautiful plants, shrubs, and trees to become damaged by the impending winter weather.
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  • How to Prepare Wild Birds for Winter

    November 1, 2017
    With fewer daylight hours and longer cold nights, natural food sources needed for energy to keep warm are scarce. Water supplies can be frozen or snow covered.
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  • Bird Migration Schedule

    October 15, 2017
    Whether you enjoy feathered visitors to your yard or feeding station or you regularly travel to wildlife refuges and nature preserves to see a wider variety of species, migration is always an exciting time to see birds.
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  • Fall Garden Clean Up is Spring Preparation

    October 1, 2017
    Every good gardener knows that there is a season for everything. The best gardeners know how to make each season count. What if I told you that cleaning up your garden will help prepare you for spring in more ways than you ever imagined?
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