My favorite bird is the mourning dove. Their sound is the most pleasant of any bird out there. I read today its in decline. To help it I will build a cone for easy nesting. young mourning dove Supplies: 12″ x 12″ Hardware cloth Tin Snips Cut a circle from the hardware cloth. Measure… Continue reading Boxes for the birds
Climate change is impacting the summer and winter grounds for migrating birds. Predictions for habitat loss due to climate is being studied so that wildlife corridors are saved for those birds as they determine new areas to live in a changing world. If you want to help, contact the Audobon Society with your donation today.… Continue reading Where will the birds go?
I was so excited to see the flickers return this year. I was not excited about the endless 5 am mating tapping on my furnace vent each morning…. but the prospect of a new set of baby birds being born in the hollow of my silver maple makes me feel I’m bringing something to nature.… Continue reading A New Batch of Flickers
I have been looking for a blue bird bath that wouldn’t overpower the color of my lovely blue globe spruce. Originally the bath was supposed to go into the flower bed but I’ve realized it would be too much work to clean it out as often as it needs cleaning to keep the birds happily… Continue reading A Beautiful Blue Bird Bath
Goodbye Colorado Indian summer, hello winter! This fall has been so mild I was beginning to wonder if winter had any plans on showing up this year. This week we’ve seen 8″ or more in a few storms here in Colorado. I caught this guy at our feeder, he scurried up the tree, but not… Continue reading Winter has arrived
As a gardener, Spring is a most exciting time. From watching the first signs of bulbs emerging from their still chilly soil to witnessing the return of favorite birds, Spring never fails to instill hope and renewal. Although I provide bird seed for the hardy winter guests and love to watch the squirrels and finch… Continue reading Preparing for Garden Visitors