Interesting Facts About Hummingbirds
Love hummingbirds? So do I! Here are some interesting facts about hummingbirds you may not know.Read More
Love hummingbirds? So do I! Here are some interesting facts about hummingbirds you may not know.Read More →
Below are some common birds that eat Nyjer thistle seed at your feeders. The listing will include pictures and identifying markings to help you ID the birds that will be attracted to the seed.Read More →
The mourning cloak butterfly is one of the first butterflies to be seen in spring. The butterfly is a reddish- brown winged butterfly with jagged banded outer wings in yellow with bright blue dots and will come out of its winter hiding from under back and well protected crevices on warm days and go back into hiding when temperature dip again.Read More →
This White-lined Sphinx Moth Caterpillar (Hyles lineata) might not look like much now, but he grows up to be the white lined sphinx moth which most people mistake for a hummingbird.Read More →
The Eastern gray squirrel is found mainly in mature hardwoods & deciduous forest areas but is also abundant in urban, suburban, and rural areas. The coats of the gray squirrel are generally a gray color but can vary from black to white.
Deer love to munch on certain plants and it is rather comical how in one area a gardener will have luck with a certain product keeping deer away from their plants and in another area – they ignore the product or repellent all together. It really is the luck of the draw or what the animals get used to in their environments.
The organic deer plant repellent recipe below has had great a wonderful success rate for people in our Northwoods area keeping the deer away from their flower and vegetable gardens.
Each female monarch butterfly lays one egg on an individual milkweed plant, depositing up to 100 eggs daily. The only food source for the caterpillar is milkweed plants. For that reason, it is important to have a healthy milkweed population. Collecting and planting milkweed seed is a way to make sure we have a future healthy monarch population.
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Want to help out the declining honey bee population? I have put together a list of 3 things gardeners can do to help the declining honey bee population.Read More →
Our winter visitors the red-breasted nuthatches at back for the season. As soon as the weather starts getting cold, I will usually see my first red-breasted nuthatch.Read More →
The pileated woodpecker is the largest woodpecker in North America. The term pileated comes from the Latin word pileatus meaning “capped” which refers to the red crest on the top of the bird’s head.Read More →
The weather turns colder and immediately you turn your attention to bringing in some of your outdoor plants. A day or two goes by and you find a wealth of small flies hanging around your plants. Ugh! Fungus Gnats. Let me share with you how to get rid of fungus gnats on houseplants.
As the year goes on and the weather turns a little cooler I find myself drying more fruits and berries for the birds. It is a fairly easy process no matter if you use the sun, oven, or the microwave drying method. All 3 ways to dry fruit for the birds work well.Read More →
If you are in need of a simple solution to feeding your feathered friend but do not have room for traditional feeders, how about a simple tray deck bird feeder?
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The black swallowtail butterfly is a large blue, black, golden yellow, and cream speckled beauty. Black Swallowtails are also known as Eastern Black Swallowtail, Black Swallowtail, American Swallowtail, and the Parsnip Butterfly.Read More →