Category Archives: Wild Life

Fireworks, tomatoes, and aliens.

    So many Americans have spent the last weekend having family picnics and celebrating the countries birthday. Over the weekend we have had the chance to indulge in BBQ, beverage and fun that we often don’t make time for … Continue reading

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Buggers!!!Beetles, ants, worms borers, and aphids!

So many of us struggle with insects in our garden this time of year. We try to keep up with all that needs to be done; watering, weeding and picking the fruits of our labor. Sometimes the bugs just slip … Continue reading

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Shoo, deer don’t bother me!

So today I am going to talk about some plants that are deer resistant and make good additions to the garden. Be mindful that no plant is immune to predation if and animal is hungry. (Just take a look at … Continue reading

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Healthy Gardens need Pollinators.

So we often forget when planting a veggie garden that the plants will need pollination in order to grow. We plant and plant and wonder why we are not getting the results that we want from the plants. We have … Continue reading

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Tweety, not just a Bird in a Cage.

Birdhouses come in many forms. Today you can find bird houses made of everything imaginable from plastic to metal and everything in between. In urban environments the habit is disappearing for many song birds. I hear all too often that … Continue reading

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Aliens among us – Garlic Mustard?

So I found this while surfing tonight I had not heard of this invasive species as of yet. The conference that I attend once a year that updates us on the travel of invasive species has not come about. Garlic … Continue reading

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Bird feeder activity for kids.

So today I bring you another activity for the children in your life. The materials that you need are as follows: Bird seed (any kind) Pine cones (small or large) Peanut butter, shortening, lard, or bacon grease A plastic spoon A … Continue reading

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Feeders for all Seasons

Bird Feeders can be a delightful way to add to a landscape. Birds offer wonderful benefits to a landscape. Along with color and movement and provide sweet melodies on a cool summer’s night. Birds can provide some relief for insects … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget About our Squirrelly Friends

Anyone who feeds bird and has gardens has had to deal with squirrels. Often they are made to be the equivalent of Blackbeard in exploit, and tact. Some people I have met have gone so far as to form vendetta … Continue reading

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Simple Suet Recipe for Birds.

I ran across this recipe as I was reading Birds and Blooms(2’09) earlier this week. I thought I would pass it along, as it seems to be a fun activity that could be done with children on a snowy or … Continue reading

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