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Monarch Caterpillar Battling Aphids Over Milkweed

One of the largest issues that Monarch caterpillar larvae battle is aphids. Aphids compete for the larvaes food source.

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0 In Birds/ Garden Videos/ Videos/ Wisconsin Wildlife Photography

Blue Jay Birds

Blue Jay Birds

Audio file of blue jay calls, written facts and photography.

Want to know what a male bird looks like? A female? How about what a blue jay birds nest looks like? How many eggs are laid or how long it takes for the eggs to hatch?

The video can answer those questions and a few additional ones. Plus, hear the calls of blue jay birds in the woods. This way you can identify that they are near to see if you can spot them when you are out for a walk.

0 In Birds/ Feathered Facts/ Garden Videos

What the Red Tailed Hawk Looks and Sounds Like Video

Red Tailed Hawk

You can find red-tailed hawks in every eco-system there is.  This raptor will hunt down voles, mice, rabbits, birds, snakes, and squirrels. You can find them sitting high in trees and on telephone poles watching for motion on edges of fields.  Once the hawk spots its prey it will swoop down and pick it up.

It is common to see red-tailed hawks visit a backyard because of the selection of feeding birds available.


If you would like to get a good feel for what the red-tailed hawk looks and sounds like, by watching the short 20-second video.

0 In Dividing and Plant Care/ Garden Videos/ Gardening

Planting Garlic Video

It was a cold and rainy day today.  The rain let up just enough for me to be able to film this short planting garlic video.

In Wisconsin we can plant our garlic in fall or spring.  I plant my garlic in anywhere from late April – the end of May if planting in Spring.  After the danger of frost. In fall, late October or early November.

Garlic is neither a spice or an herb.  It is a relative of shallots, leeks, chive and onions.  I use garlic in just about all my dishes.  Growing it is enjoyable and simple.

To amuse myself today, I created a video on how to plant and care garlic for your viewing pleasure.


0 In Birds/ Garden Videos/ Videos

Birdseed Ornament Recipe

Birdseed Ornament Recipe

This birdseed ornament recipe is simple! Just follow the recipe and the next day you have sweet treat for your birds. The ornaments would make wonderful holiday gifts for friends and family as well as wedding favors for your guests.

4 cups birdseed

3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup hot water
1 package unflavored gelatin
3 Tablespoons light corn syrup

Watch the video to see the process. 


1 In Dividing and Plant Care/ Garden Videos

Recycling Newspaper and Milk Jugs in The Garden

Recycling Newspaper and Milk Jugs in the Garden

This is how I germinate my seeds in the spring. I like to recycle materials whenever I can. I have been rolling newspaper into seeding pots and using milk jugs as mini greenhouses for years. Recycling Newspaper and Milk Jugs in The Garden allows me to grab everything I need in my kitchen.

Before I used this process, I can say I didn’t have much luck germinating seeds and growing a seedling past 2″ tall.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, right? Than I can bet that a video is worth more. Enjoy!!