How to Identify Mystery Birds

How to Identify Mystery Birds

Use these techniques when a puzzling bird flies past.

By Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman

Even if you know your local birds, sometimes an unfamiliar one will appear, which doesn’t match anything you’ve seen before. Here are some pointers and questions to consider the next time you spot a baffling bird. Continue reading “How to Identify Mystery Birds”

Top 10 Backyard Vines With Fall Flair

By Ann Wilson

 

Vines aren’t for everyone. They need proper support, they can require a little more maintenance and many can quickly get aggressive. But with a little research and planning, you can choose perennial backyard vines that look charming throughout the growing season, staging a grand finale just as summer wanes. Check the invasive species list in your area before planting, and then enjoy the top picks that will work well in your backyard. Continue reading “Top 10 Backyard Vines With Fall Flair”

Inviting Pollinators to your Garden

Inviting pollinators into your garden is good for everyone. Keeping the bee populations strong and the benefits to the flowers and plants from the pollination.

Recent Decline of Pollinators

In the most recent decades, many pollinator populations are considered to be in decline and some (such as several varieties of bees) are even in danger of extinction. This is not only devastating for the fact that we are losing an entire species from our planet, but this could bring forth dire circumstances for global food webs and human health.

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How You Can Help

One of the best ways gardeners can help pollinators is by planting a garden.  Continue reading “Inviting Pollinators to your Garden”