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Water: Whys and Wherefores

2017-08-01T21:20:09+00:00August 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Herbivores, insectivores, carnivores, omnivores, even piscivores--when it comes to diet, birds cover the gamut in terms of food preferences. So, attracting the widest variety of birds to your backyard with food is accomplished by selective bird feeding--catering to a variety of bird diets with seed feeders, thistle feeders, suet feeders, mealworm feeders, nectar feeders, fruit [...]

Striking Gold This Summer

2017-07-11T10:16:23+00:00July 11th, 2017|Birds, Tips|

By the first of July, all of the birds that nest in our area have already nested, and bird nesting season is drawing to a close. Right? Well, you might be right, IF you ignore birds like hummingbirds, bluebirds, cardinals, chickadees, robins, and many of your other favorites that may have two or more [...]

THE BIRDS AND THE BEES AND THE BUGS!

2017-06-08T09:28:02+00:00June 1st, 2017|Newsletter Summary|

If you've attended a Wildlife Garden hummingbird seminar, or taken our on-line hummingbird quiz, you've been asked about hummingbird diet. While everyone knows that hummingbirds are attracted to flowers and nectar feeders which are needed to power their high energy activity levels, many Wildlife Garden customers have been surprised to learn that protein, in the [...]

Spring Newsletter And More!

2017-04-05T22:21:01+00:00April 5th, 2017|Newsletter Summary|

The spring newsletter is out and full of great tips, ideas, and news for both store locations! This spring's newsletter features a great explainer on feeding station setup for selective birds as well as an illustrated guide to the different types of feed stations. It also has a coupon and some of our favorite featured [...]

Migration Sensation

2017-03-21T15:38:21+00:00March 21st, 2017|Birds, Tips|

Fall Migration- Exceptions to the Rule Insect and nectar eaters like hummingbirds, orioles, house wrens, warblers, tanagers, catbirds, and towhees fly south in fall. Seed eaters like cardinals, chickadees, nuthatches, titmice, blue jays, and finches stay. The rules for migration are simple. Right? As a general rule, summer food preferences are reliable predictors of fall [...]

Water for Winter Birds

2017-03-20T17:28:31+00:00March 20th, 2017|Bird Feeders|

It's easy to understand the relationship between winter weather and birdfeeding--after a heavy snowfall, natural foods are buried and inaccessible for most seed eating birds.  As a result, you are likely to witness a frenzy of activity at your feeder if you remove the snow and fill it when we experience these winter conditions.  This [...]