Hummingbird Plants in the Garden

August 16, 2013

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With wings that beat up to 200 times per second and the ability to hover straight up and down, sideways, backwards, and even upside down, hummingbirds need a lot of energy. Although hummingbirds will eat insects, most of that energy comes from the nectar of flowers, and you can invite these guests to dine in [...]

Bird Feeders: Basic Considerations

July 19, 2013

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Placing bird feeders in your garden won’t make up for lost habitat, but a well-placed bird feeder can allow you to see wild birds up close and create an awareness of nature. Before purchasing or building a bird feeder, there are a few basic things to consider, including which birds to feed, how much seed you [...]