Thoughts from the National Wildlife Federation’s blog for growing native plants to help our backyard birds.
Garden for Wildlife Month May 23, 2013
May is Garden for Wildlife Month. Create a garden that attracts wildlife and get certified by NWF (National Wildlife Federation). My garden is certified and this year I certified as an advanced wildlife habitat for creating a bird-friendly habitat. Fun!
You can get certified too. It’s easy.
Tips for Photographing Birds from NWF May 22, 2013
Get tips from photographer Christine Haines, member of NWF’s Flickr group for photographing your favorite birds.
Bird photography tips:
Indigo Bunting! May 21, 2013
We have a new bird in the neighborhood…this beautiful Indigo Bunting! Although the Indigo Bunting breeds in MN all summer, this is the first time I’ve ever spotted one. It was thrilling and it’s been hanging around a couple of weeks. I sure hope it stays around to visit my feeders often.
Are you seeing new species of birds in your yard this year?
It’s Not Spring Yet April 18, 2013
Although the calendar says it’s spring, our northern weather says it’s not! We are still getting hit with rounds of snow and sleet and the temps hover around the freezing mark. Ugh. My poor little Juncos have had to dig for their food.
As I write this, a frozen wintry mix is tapping at my window. At least the patches of grass peeking out from the snow are turning green, so there is hope! It certainly has not been warm enough for any spring flowers to poke their heads out of the ground yet. We need warm sunny days for that.
What’s coming up in your yard? Please share so I can dream of what’s to come.