Recent Blog Posts

  • Birding Organizations to Join

    February 15, 2012
    Birders who truly love birds and want to help preserve their favorite species should consider joining one or more organizations that promotes conservation, education and rehabilitation of wild birds.
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  • Keeping Your Dog Clean in the Wintertime

    February 1, 2012
    Few seasons of the year can be more fun than wintertime for a pet owner. Any dog owner knows how much their pet loves to play in freshly packed snow. But keeping your dog clean during this time of year can be a real challenge.
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  • Winter Finches

    January 15, 2012
    Winter finches are interesting members of the finch family, such as Evening Grosbeaks, Pine Siskins, Common Redpolls, and Purple finches, etc. who usually live in more northern areas, but leave those areas in years of poor food availability and "irrupt" down into the lower U.
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  • Winterizing Your Horse

    January 1, 2012
    As the nights begin earlier and the leaves start to fall, you know that winter is never far behind. If your horse is going to spend winter outside, inside, or a combination of the two, you will need to work that little bit harder to keep your horse in healthy condition.
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  • How to Protect Your Landscape From the Hungry Deer & Rabbit this Winter

    December 15, 2011
    Although difficult for the soft-hearted, turning a cold shoulder to visiting deer is the right thing to do…
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  • Keep Your Pets Safe and Happy During the Holiday Season

    December 1, 2011
    The Humane Society of the United States is reminding people that as they celebrate the season, many of the things that make the holidays special — the hustle and bustle of travel and large gatherings, festive food and beverage, and holiday decorations and plants — may also pose hazards for our canine and feline friends.
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  • Getting Gardens Ready for Winter

    November 15, 2011
    With the first blasts of arctic air from Canada comes the cold, hard truth that winter is right around the corner.
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  • Equipment for Birding

    November 1, 2011
    It's easy to get started birding by just watching the birds in your yard or neighborhood, but once you start venturing further afield to see more birds, it helps to have the right equipment so you know what birds you find and you can see them more clearly.
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  • Best Foods for Migrating Birds

    October 15, 2011
    It's an old wives' tale that feeding birds during migration will keep them from completing their journeys – in fact, offering nutritious foods gives birds an edge in surviving migration.
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  • Frost Tolerance of Vegetables

    October 1, 2011
    In early fall, it pays to keep an eye on nighttime temperatures. Don't get caught off guard by frost. Make sure to get the last of your crops harvested in time. To help you, here's a simple list of common vegetables and their frost tolerance.
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