Recent Blog Posts

  • Winter Finches

    January 1, 2012
    Winter finches are interesting members of the finch family, such as Evening Grosbeaks, Pine Siskins, Common Redpolls, and Purple finches, etc. who usually live in more northern areas, but leave those areas in years of poor food availability and "irrupt" down into the lower U.
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  • How to Protect Your Landscape From the Hungry Deer & Rabbit this Winter

    December 15, 2011
    Although difficult for the soft-hearted, turning a cold shoulder to visiting deer is the right thing to do…
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  • Protect Your Property from Mouse Damage

    December 1, 2011
    When the weather starts getting colder, that’s when house mice start looking for their new winter residence. These unwanted house guests can enter your home almost anywhere, squeezing through cracks and holes as small as a dime.
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  • Equipment for Birding

    November 15, 2011
    It's easy to get started birding by just watching the birds in your yard or neighborhood, but once you start venturing further afield to see more birds, it helps to have the right equipment so you know what birds you find and you can see them more clearly.
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  • Best Foods for Migrating Birds

    October 15, 2011
    It's an old wives' tale that feeding birds during migration will keep them from completing their journeys – in fact, offering nutritious foods gives birds an edge in surviving migration.
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  • Gardening Tips for October

    October 1, 2011
    If you didn't get to it in September, there's still time to take care of the lawn and garden before winter sets in.
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  • Squirrel-Proofing Your Bird Feeders

    September 15, 2011
    Squirrels can hog all the seed at your bird feeders if you don't take preventive steps. Here's some tips to keep the furry bandits away and the seed reserved for your feathered guests.
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  • Maintaining a Vegetable Garden

    August 15, 2011
    Healthy, vigorous vegetable plants produce the most flavorful and bountiful harvests. Give your garden plants the moisture and nutrients they need, and keep them weeded and harvested for tasty and nutritious crops.
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  • Alleviating Heat Stress In Chickens

    August 1, 2011
    Poultry are prone to heat stress during periods of high temperatures and humidity. While chickens do acclimate to heat over time, sudden heat waves can cause trouble. Managing the effects of heat stress is challenging, but necessary for poultry producers.
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