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Ovenbird Warbler Video

A short 15-second video that shows a picture of the ovenbird warbler and has the audio to hear what the bird sounds like.

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What the Ovenbird Looks Like:

They have olive-brown upperparts and white underparts heavily streaked with black; the flanks have an olive hue. A white ring surrounds the eyes, and a black stripe runs below the cheek. They have a line of orange feathers with olive-green tips running along the top of their head, bordered on each side with blackish-brown. The orange feathers can be erected to form a small crest.

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Warblers in Wisconsin
Video of Yellow Warbler Feeding Young
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Wildflowers to Plant for Birds Video

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A video you can share or save that highlights the main points of this post.

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


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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.

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0 In Fresh From Garden Recipes/ From My Kitchen Recipes/ Garden Videos

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Simple Sugar for Making Lemonade Video

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What the Red Tailed Hawk Looks and Sounds Like Video

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

Ingredients:
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. 

 

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Recycling Newspaper and Milk Jugs in The Garden

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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.

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How To Take A Sedum Autumn Joy Cutting

Taking Sedum Cuttings to Make New Plants

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They add greenery and texture to the gardens through the summer. In the fall, they display vibrant red coloring. The perfect, pleasing harmony to my flower gardens.

I take plenty of cuttings to grow additional plants just to give away. 

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