Lawn Tips for Late Winter

Wow, it’s great to see the sun, feel the warmth and lose the heaps of snow in my front yard! Although 70 plus degrees in early March could result in problems later this spring, if plants come out of dormancy too soon. But, since there isn’t a great deal we can do about the weather, let’s... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Plants for Wildlife

If part of the goal with your landscape is to offer better habitat for wildlife, it’s best to have regionally native species as the dominant elements. Besides their lengthy provision of food for all stages of wildlife sustenance—from dried seeds and berries throughout the entire winter; to abundant summer foliage, flowers and fruits; to early... Continue Reading →

4 Fall Season Tips for Living With Wildlife

Moving from late fall into winter is a transition period for wildlife. Colder weather and declining food sources make damage to landscape plants and wildlife moving into our homes a significant possibility.  Below are tips to help make the transition smoother for both wildlife and us, including tips for enjoying birds at your feeders this winter.... Continue Reading →

Layering the Landscape for Wildlife Appeal

Justin Evertson PHOTO: Native Juneberry bears blueberry-like fruits in June that are a favorite of birds as well as humans.          With native habitats shrinking, our home landscapes are increasingly important for sustaining wildlife, including birds, amphibians, pollinators and other beneficial insects. In terms of year-round value, the backbone of wildlife habitat is our native... Continue Reading →

For The Birds!

When it comes down to the basics, songbirds are no different than any other animal.  They need food, water and shelter to live.  The better the provision of these elements, the more time they stay in a certain area such as your acreage.   Food – A wide variety of bird food choices are available,... Continue Reading →

Predators of Poultry

Recently, I have encountered more predators of my poultry than I care to. One of the main reasons for this is the changing of the seasons. With winter quickly approaching, the food sources for such animals such as coyotes, raccoons, hawks, eagles and even skunks is becoming more scarce. With the drive for food, more... Continue Reading →

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