If you want to make your wild birds happy, nuts are sure to put a smile on their beaks! For fall and winter treats they can’t be beat. Discover their favorites, and the best way to serve them.
If you want to add a beautiful decorative statement to your windows while attracting hummingbirds, this easy-to-make feeder wreath will help the little guys find their way to you. I made mine in less than a half hour with an investment of under $20, and I have more hummingbirds than ever before!
I may be old fashioned, but to me there is nothing that compares to a rose. The fragrance and beauty of older heirlooms, wild roses and new varieties just cannot be beat. Choose climbing roses, and you automatically create an outstanding habitat for birds that will have long-reaching benefits...
It might be easy to overlook Dark-Eyed Juncos because of their gray and brown colorations. But it is impossible to overlook their helpful and voracious weed seed and insect-eating appetite. Come discover more about the number one feeder bird in the US!
Members of the finch family represent all the colors of the rainbow, and more. These seed- and fruit-loving birds literally come in each of the five colors, plus white and black!
Fruits of all kinds are welcomed by our bird friends. The old standbys, like apples and oranges can be supplemented to attract a larger variety of birds to your yard. Tropical fruits including mangoes and papayas may bring you visits from birds you have never seen before!
Have you ever wondered why some birds have iridescent patches; or why Northern Cardinals are red; or what makes Blue Jays blue? How dull would life be without the colors that punctuate our lives? Everywhere you look Mother Nature has given us a huge paint box full of colors; and she reserves her...
While in flight, at the nectar feeder, fending off intruders, or enjoying a rain shower on a hot summer day, Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds constantly communicate and vocalize. Read about these ‘songs’ and you will begin to hear your hummers with different ears.
Do you have an unsightly bare spot under your bird feeders? Most of us do, but there are options for making that area as pretty as the rest of your yard. Discover my eight easy solutions for transforming that bald spot under the feeder.
Beautiful, elegant and intelligent, owls are also very efficient at reducing rodent populations. That makes them a gardener’s best friend. Learn how to attract these amazing birds to your backyard.
That’s right--they love ‘em! Plant even a small briar patch and you’re almost guaranteed to see birds that have never visited your yard before. There’s a large variety of berry plants from which to choose, including thornless. Plant enough bushes for you and your backyard birds to enjoy.
Rodent-killing chemicals are indiscriminately poisoning our children, pets, and wildlife and killing off the natural rodent controls at an alarming rate. This article will break down the dangers of rodenticides and how to control your rodent problem through less environmentally destructive measures.
This is an easy project that will benefit your baby birds by keeping them hidden from predators. In just 5 easy steps you can make this beautiful hanging bird nesting basket. You might even want to make more than one!
If you are longing for the sights and sounds of everyone's favorite redbird, the beautiful Northern Cardinals, follow my easy plan to create a cardinal habitat. Give them what they like and you are sure to catch sight of these gorgeous birds in no time!
If woodpeckers are causing damage to your house, and driving you crazy with their drumming, then help is here! Find out why they do it, and how to stop them.
If the price of black oil sunflower seed has discouraged you from feeding your backyard birds, consider using some or all of my 9 ways to stretch your bird seed dollar. Some of them may even surprise you!
Building a brush pile is easy and fun. You have to pile that stuff someplace, right? Why not make it bird-user-friendly while you're at it! Here are 4 easy steps to a great brush pile that will attract more birds to your yard.
Starlings have a very bad reputation and for good reason. They are aggressive and have displaced some of our native songbirds by competing for nesting spots and food sources. Starlings aren't all bad, though. Discover their unique talents and learn how to keep them out of your bird feeders.
If you have never had the pleasure of hearing or seeing the gorgeous Northern (Baltimore) Oriole, here are seven natural ways you can attract them to your yard and gardens. You won't be sorry—they are voracious insect eaters!
Add year-round beauty and interest to your landscape while providing natural protection from bad weather and predators as well as nesting site opportunities for your feathered visitors.
Do you know why Ben Franklin wanted to name the wild turkey as our national symbol instead of the bald eagle? Do you know what a hen turkey looks like, or how many eggs she lays? Find out the answers to these questions and more!
Blue Jays are not only clever mimics, but highly intelligent birds that love day old bread. They have the reputation for being bully birds, and rightly so. But I don't think there's a prettier sight in the middle of winter than blue jays and cardinals in the snow!