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How To Get Rid Of Fungus Gnats on Houseplants

How To Get Rid Of Fungus Gnat on Houseplants

How To Get Rid Of Fungus Gnat on Houseplants

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.

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Spittlebug

If you have a vegetable garden or a flower garden at some point you will see proof of spittlebug or froghoppers in the garden. Proof you ask?  What is that proof?

Spittlebug or Froghoppers in the Garden

If you have a vegetable garden or a flower garden at some point you will see proof of spittlebug or froghoppers in the garden. Proof you ask?  What is that proof?

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Common Flicker

Common Flicker - Northern Flicker

Common Flicker

Common Flicker birds are fun to watch searching for insects in trees and lawns.
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6 Ways to Keep Ants Out of Hummingbird Feeders

Keep Ants Out of Hummingbird Feeder

6 Ways to Keep Ants Out of Hummingbird Feeders

Ants are attracted to sugar and sweetness and since hummingbird feeders are made up of sugar water, they, of course, are going to go straight for the mixture.  Here are 6 ways to keep ants out of your hummingbird feeders.

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House Finch

Facts about the house finch you might not know

HOUSE FINCH

The house finch is a small passerine bird that is part of the family Fringillidae.  They are generally seen hanging onto the food source their eating from, perched or scavenging the ground for food.

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White Breasted Nuthatch

White Breasted Nuthatch

The white-breasted nuthatch has been one busy bird today collecting goodies from the feeder.

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Birds You May Find in Your Backyard

Birds You May Find in Your Backyard

Birds You May Find in Your Backyard

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Dried Fruit Medley Bird Food Recipe

Fruit Medley Bird Food Recipe

Dried Fruit Medley Bird Food Recipe

Want to feed some picky eaters that normally don’t always come to the feeder? Make up this dried fruit medley bird food recipe.  Provide a separate tray of this specialty mix away from your main feeders to tempt some new guests.

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Coopers Hawk in My Garden

The coopers hawk is often found in backyards. The bird feeder birds are an easy target for hawks, they will stand back and watch the songbirds and strike.  

Coopers Hawk in My Garden

The Coopers hawk in my garden, he enjoys parking himself on my deck rail or the neighbor’s fence and watching over the yard.  The backyard feeder birds are an easy target for hawks, they will stand back and watch the songbirds eat their fill and then strike them in flight as they leave.

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Eggshells Agitate Ants

Eggshells Agitate Ants

Eggshells Agitate Ants

Here is a fun fact for you and a reason to save your eggshells.  For some reason, eggshells agitate ants enough to relocate them. The process is simple, really and cheap.  For the most part, it works wonderfully to push ant hills out of an area or discourage them from going into an area.

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Safe Solution for Aphids

Safe Solution for Aphids

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Silver Spotted Skipper

Silver Spotted Skipper

Silver Spotted Skipper Butterfly 

The silver-spotted skipper is the largest of the skippers and is most commonly found during the months of June, July, and August in Wisconsin.

They enjoy collecting nectar in open fields of flowers.  The skipper is easy to identify.


It has a brown body, with a few white spots and an orangish yellow band through its wing.

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Handfeeding Chickadees and Nuthatches

Handfeeding Chickadees and Nuthatches

Handfeeding Chickadees and Nuthatches

The calendar states it is spring in Wisconsin, so darn it, warm up already.  Instead, we have 34-degree weather, with tiny, snowflakes drifting down from the sky every once in awhile.  My teens are off for spring break and our family had decided between work schedules and additional commitments, we were staying home for spring break.  This is not our family, is it?

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Eastern Phoebe in Wisconsin

Eastern Phoebe

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Blue Jays

All About the Blue Jay Bird

Blue Jays

In Wisconsin, there are a few birds that when they visit your backyard, you know what they are.  Blue jays are one of those birds.

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Snow Bunting Birds

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Snow Bunting Birds

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Flowers that Attract Hummingbirds

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10 Wildflowers that Attract Birds to Your Yard

10 Wildflowers That Attract Birds to Your Yard If you want to attract birds to your yard and also would like to add a splash of color with flowers, might I suggest the best of both worlds? Wildflowers are native to the United States. They are easy to grow in most soils. They are beautiful and birds like chickadees, bluebirds, nuthatches, cardinals, blue jays, titmice, orioles and a whole slew of additional birds will visit them during the growing season.

10 Wildflowers That Attract Birds to Your Yard

If you want to attract birds to your yard and also would like to add a splash of color with flowers, might I suggest the best of both worlds?

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Dark Eyed Junco Birds At Feeder

Dark Eyed Junco

Dark Eyed Junco Birds At Feeder

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