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Make Your Garden a Monarch Waystation
May 15, 2014
Make Your Garden a Monarch Waystation
If you had the chance to help a butterfly you would, right? Well, now is your chance. Every fall, millions of monarch butterflies make their annual...
Help Save the Bees
May 12, 2014
Help Save the Bees
Bees play a vital role in pollinating many of the foods we rely on every day. And right now, they need our help desperately. Over the last several yea...
Get the Birds You Want
April 29, 2014
Get the Birds You Want
Feeding birds is simple, right? Just put some seed in a feeder (or even scatter it on the sidewalk), and you'll get at least a few feathered visit...
Make Room for Wildlife
April 03, 2014
Make Room for Wildlife
Creating habitat for wildlife is easier than you think. In doing so, you'll attract a wide range of fascinating critters: butterflies, bees, drago...
Be a Habitat Hero
March 20, 2014
Be a Habitat Hero
We gardeners have a variety of reasons for pursuing our passion, but we're united in our love for birds, bees, butterflies and other creatures wit...
Video: From Butterflies to Future Gardeners
March 17, 2014
Video: From Butterflies to Future Gardeners
Do you know the secret to getting kids into gardening? Butterflies! By encouraging children to help create a butterfly friendly garden, you can als...
Video: Save the Bees!
February 03, 2014
Video: Save the Bees!
Over the last decade, bee colonies, particularly honey bees, have been dying en masse, and entomologists and other researchers are working to find out...
Video: Three Cheers For The Bee Team
December 09, 2013
Video: Three Cheers For The Bee Team
Many types of birds and butterflies migrate to warmer climates when temperatures drop. But bees stay put and protect the hive, just like they do all s...
This Kids Project Is Bird-Approved
November 26, 2013
This Kids Project Is Bird-Approved
The holidays are still weeks away, but already the kids are starting to vibrate with excitement. You need a distraction, fast! This sweet bird feed...
This Water's For the Birds
November 14, 2013
This Water's For the Birds
Want to see more birds this winter? Put out some water! In the heat of the summer, it's easy to remember to give them a drink. But when cold we...
Video: Got Seeds? Make Art!
November 11, 2013
Video: Got Seeds? Make Art!
The gardening season's essentially over but you've got seeds to deal with: There's the pile of unused packets plus the seeds you gathered ...
Fed Up With Rabbits? Read This!
August 01, 2013
Fed Up With Rabbits? Read This!
Red pepper, moth balls, vermiculite, dog hair. You've acquired quite the arsenal to help you battle those darned rabbits that keep raiding your ga...
Video: Make Mud Pies For Butterflies
July 15, 2013
Video: Make Mud Pies For Butterflies
If there's a puddle and kids nearby, you know what's going to happen. They can't stay out of it! But butterflies? They can't either...
Video: Here's A Garden Kids Won't Abandon
May 06, 2013
Video: Here's A Garden Kids Won't Abandon
You've tried planting gardens for the kids in the past. And every year, it's the same result: the super excitement and cooperation at planting...
Crazy for Birds
January 21, 2013
Crazy for Birds
Even if you don't know an oriole from a hummingbird, watching birds at a backyard feeder sure makes you want to find out about who's visiting....
How Many Birds?
January 03, 2013
How Many Birds?
You have fun every day watching birds at your feeder. Now that enjoyable time can be productive too. Cornell University and Bird Studies Canada need y...
Critter-Proof Your Bulbs!
September 24, 2012
Critter-Proof Your Bulbs!
In the world of gardening, fall is a lot like winter. It's the season where we pore over photos of gorgeous plants. Only this time of year, it's sp...
Gardening Blogs: Laugh and Learn!
September 13, 2012
Gardening Blogs: Laugh and Learn!
We love reading gardening blogs! It's like peeking over the fence to see what your neighbor's up to. You never know what you'll find, but ...
No Sparrows? It's Magic!
September 10, 2012
No Sparrows? It's Magic!
Bullying house sparrows beware! Your all-you-can-eat buffet at the feeder is about to end. With the Sparrow-Free Magic Halo from Bird-X, you can feed ...
A Pond Any Gardener Can Build
August 14, 2012
A Pond Any Gardener Can Build
Water streaming over gentle falls is meditative and soothing. But build those falls in your own backyard? That's a headache waiting to happen. ...
What's That Bug?
August 02, 2012
What's That Bug?
You think you've got potato bugs, but how can you be sure? Ask the Bugman! Identifying bugs is a labor of love for Daniel Marlos, aka the Bu...
Video: Bring On the Butterflies!
July 17, 2012
Video: Bring On the Butterflies!
Want to imbue some life into your garden? Bring on the butterflies! By selecting a few key plants, you can have monarchs, zebras, painted ladies, a...
For the Birds: House Secrets.
June 26, 2012
For the Birds: House Secrets.
You've put out seed and a bath, and the birds are having a blast. The only thing missing from this scene is a house, where they can nest. But what...
Welcome Ladybugs With This Cute House
May 24, 2012
Welcome Ladybugs With This Cute House
Tired of mites, aphids, whiteflies, and Colorado potato beetles munching on your gardens every season? It's time to call in the ladybug brigade fo...
Learn How to Feed Your Favorite Birds
February 23, 2011
Learn How to Feed Your Favorite Birds
Winter can be hard on wild birds, especially in snowy regions where food is often scarce. February is a perfect time to s...
Outfox the Squirrels
February 10, 2011
Outfox the Squirrels
Let's be honest: squirrels humiliate us. Day after day, these twitchy little mammals get the better of us. Even in winter, when there aren't many live...
Stylish Bird Houses Will Jazz up Your Garden
January 06, 2011
Stylish Bird Houses Will Jazz up Your Garden
Even if you don't have the funds to upgrade your own pad this year, you might want to do it for your favorite feathered friends. ...
A Cleaner Way to Feed the Birds
January 03, 2011
A Cleaner Way to Feed the Birds
We love to watch birds fluttering around and eating the seed we put out for them, but we're not so crazy about the dirty job of cleaning the feeder. ...
Bird Feeding on a Budget
December 28, 2010
Bird Feeding on a Budget
Birding and gardening go hand-in-hand. If you have a beautiful garden filled with shrubs and perennials, chances are you also have a lot of birds that...

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