Early Spring is in the Air

Mid-February can be a time for Valentine’s Day dinner dates, a time to enjoy cross country skiing, or days to plan a spring garden. Depending on where someone lives, it can also mark a time when we feel the first warm breezes of spring. While folks living in the north still need to shovel snow […]

Tips to Help Backyard Birds During the Winter

The garden is a place to work the soil, coax vegetables and other plants out of the ground, and relax in the shade. It’s also a place to go for a swim, host outdoor parties, and decorate as we see fit. While we enjoy the beauty of a summer backyard, we can’t help but notice […]

Unique Gifts and Decor for Folks who Love the Outdoors

December is here and the calendar is on a quick run to the holidays. This can be an anxious time for folks who are still looking for gifts but we shouldn’t worry too much because there are still several days left to find everything on our lists. Although it would certainly be better to shop […]

Penguins in the Garden

Penguins are one of the more unique types of birds. In fact, it’s hard for many to accept that they are birds in the first place. After all, they can’t fly, their wings look more like flippers than the flapping, soaring appendages of eagles, storks, and bluebirds, and they have a distinctive way of walking […]

The Beauty of Dancing Cranes

There are around 10,000 species of birds that share this planet with us, but very few of them are known to the general public. For example, most people know what a penguin is, are familiar with robins, pigeons, sparrows, and other backyard birds, and would recognize an owl if they saw one. There are also […]

How to See More Hummingbirds with Garden Decor

It’s June and it’s a wonderful time of year to enjoy the outdoors. We take advantage of the warm, summer weather by spending more time in local parks, going camping, and doing other, fun outdoor activities. Although we often take vacations at this time of year, we don’t really need to travel very far to […]

How to See an Owl Near Home

Most people like to watch animals. Even folks who live in the middle of the city might enjoy feeding pigeons or watching finches and other birds that come to the feeder. Out in rural areas, more than a few people spotlight deer and other wildlife at night, and look for birds and other animals that […]