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How To Keep Deer Away

    I love to see deer grazing on my neighbor’s land  across the pond from me.  I see the deer pretty much every morning feeding there.  My neighbors have such a nice setting too with their long sloping hill that has fruit trees scattered about and then down further there are six tall spruce […]

Top 10 Flowers That Attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds

Who doesn’t love seeing those beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds flying and zipping around in our backyard garden?  They are such a lovely sight to see and if at all possible it is something that we want to enjoy as long as possible.  It actually is pretty easy to keep butterflies and hummingbirds around longer if […]

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Water IS For The Birds!

Water is for the birds!  Why?  Because just like humans they need water to be able to survive.  You see birds need fresh, clean water for drinking purposes.  They do get moisture from the food that they eat but then they also lose water from their system through their droppings and through respiration (i.e. breathing).  […]

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Do Birds Eat Butterflies?

Do birds eat butterflies?  I know it can be hard to digest (no pun intended) but there are some birds that will eat butterflies.  It is not something that people like to hear or see for that matter but it does happen. Birds need to eat too as it is all part of the food […]

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Hummingbird Moth Facts

The first time that I saw a Hummingbird Moth I was living in Paducah (2008/09) which is in Western Kentucky.  It was my first summer there (I only lived there for sixteen months) and I was standing on my back deck that had Glossy Abelia bushes right in front of it.    I heard a […]

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What Birds Eat Mosquitoes?

I think that you will agree with me that most people do not like mosquitoes.  If you are like my husband you probably do not mind them because they do not bother you.   However, when I am outdoors at night in particular, those blood sucking pests eat me alive.  So I got to thinking, what […]

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Birds That Nest In Birdhouses

I’m pretty sure that a pair of Carolina Chickadees are building a nest or already have a nest in a birdhouse out in my yard.  I thought it was the first time for a chickadee to build a nest in it but my husband reminded me that we had a pair two years ago.   That […]

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Feeding Wild Squirrels

  In my last post I listed a few squirrel proof bird feeders that are pretty good at keeping the squirrels at bay.  One person commented that “the squirrels need to eat too!”  But many people, including me, do not appreciate squirrels at their bird feeders because they hog the feeder,keeping the birds from getting […]

API 650 Heated Bird Bath with Mounting Bracket

Heated Bird Bath Review

 Product: API 650 Heated Bird Bath with Mounting Bracket Price:  $69.95 Where to Purchase:  Amazon Product Dimensions:  20 in diameter, 2 inch depth Color:  Light stone color Shipping Weight:  5.8 LBS   Heated Bird Bath Overview The API 650 Heated Bird Bath comes with a railing mount.  It is constructed of plastic with a built-in thermostat under the surface to prevent […]

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Where are the Hummingbirds?

Hummingbirds You know them well, those small, zippy birds that flap their wings so fast (80 times per second) and make a humming noise.  Those beautiful birds with iridescent feathers that can fly right… left.. up… down… backwards… and even upside down.  They also will hover over a flower, a feeder, or maybe even you […]