Where’s the BEST place to put your bird feeders? (8 tips)

Where’s the BEST place to put your bird feeders? (8 tips)

Now that you have a bird feeder and want to create a feeding station, you may be asking yourself the following question:   What is the BEST area in my yard to put my bird feeders? First, congratulations to you for even thinking about this topic! Many people just put their bird feeders in the middle of their yard without any thought and then get […]

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The 2 Best SQUIRREL-PROOF Bird Feeder Poles! (2022)

The 2 Best SQUIRREL-PROOF Bird Feeder Poles! (2022)

Do you need a way to keep squirrels out of your feeders? Maybe you’ve spent time and money finding bird feeders that claim to keep squirrels out, but these tenacious little mammals have found a way into each one. Or, you might have a collection of feeders you love already, but they aren’t squirrel-proof. Either way, your bird feeder pole could be the answer you’ve […]

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7 Things to Consider When Buying a Bird Feeder Pole!

7 Things to Consider When Buying a Bird Feeder Pole!

I think your bird feeder pole is just as important as your bird feeders! It’s not particularly exciting will almost never be the center of attention, but it’s the backbone of your feeding station.   Your bird feeding pole sits there every day doing its job, holding up your feeders. But, like your health or a functioning toilet, you don’t appreciate your bird feeder pole […]

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59 PURPLE Wildflowers in the United States! (ID Guide)

59 PURPLE Wildflowers in the United States! (ID Guide)

Did you find a purple wildflower in the United States? If so, I’m sure you’re wondering what type of wildflower it is! Luckily, you can use this guide to help you identify it. 🙂   Today, we will look at 59 common wildflowers that are purple in the United States.   You will notice a USDA Hardiness Zone for each wildflower listed in the article. This […]

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14 Ways to STOP Birds From Flying Into Your Windows!

14 Ways to STOP Birds From Flying Into Your Windows!

Birds crashing into windows is a BIG problem. It’s estimated that up to ONE billion birds die each year from window collisions! Not only is this having an impact on local populations, but it’s also incredibly sad to find a dead bird that has been a victim. It just feels so senseless and preventable to me.   Today, we will discuss 14 ways to help […]

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6 Proven Ways to Attract Mourning Doves to Feeders! (2022)

6 Proven Ways to Attract Mourning Doves to Feeders! (2022)

Today, I will show you SIX ways to attract Mourning Doves to your yard!   In my opinion, Mourning Doves are underrated and don’t get the respect they deserve at feeders. Unfortunately, some people don’t find them pretty enough or think they “hog” the feeders from other birds.   Here’s why I like attracting Mourning Doves: They are relatively peaceful and don’t “bully” smaller songbirds […]

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35 BLUE Wildflowers Found in the United States! (ID GUIDE)

35 BLUE Wildflowers Found in the United States! (ID GUIDE)

Did you find a BLUE wildflower in the United States? If so, I’m sure you’re wondering what type of wildflower you found! Luckily, you can use this guide to help you identify it. 🙂   Today, we will look at 35 common BLUE wildflowers in the United States.   You will notice a USDA Hardiness Zone for each blue wildflower in the article. This refers […]

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17 Types of Milkweed You Can Plant in the USA (AND One to Avoid!)

17 Types of Milkweed You Can Plant in the USA (AND One to Avoid!)

“What types of milkweed should I plant in my garden?” This may seem like a crazy question if you’re just getting started with native gardening. Why would you want to plant a weed?!   But milkweed isn’t a weed at all. Instead, it’s a flowering plant that attracts butterflies (think Monarchs), native bees, and other pollinating insects, which is an excellent thing! RELATED: 35 Common Butterflies […]

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Do birds become dependent on feeders? (Here’s what science says)

Do birds become dependent on feeders? (Here’s what science says)

“Will birds become dependent on my bird feeders?” The above question is one that I get often. And honestly, I completely understand why it’s a concern for many people.   On the surface, it feels like feeding birds is a good thing, right? We put food in our feeders, assuming that the extra nutrition will help them survive cold winters, intense breeding seasons, or competition […]

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4 Proven Ways to Attract (NATIVE) Sparrows To Feeders!

4 Proven Ways to Attract (NATIVE) Sparrows To Feeders!

At first glance, some people find it hard to appreciate sparrows. In fact, many bird watchers lump all the species together and simply call them “LBBs,” which stands for little brown birds!   But take a closer look, and you will be amazed at the beautiful colors and diversity that appear. I’m confident that the more you learn, the more you will want to attract […]

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50 Warbler Species Found in the United States! (w/Pics)

50 Warbler Species Found in the United States! (w/Pics)

What kinds of warblers can you find in the United States? I’m always amazed at the variety of colors, sizes, and songs of warblers in the United States. It seems impossible that all these little vocalists are related!   Whether you’re a casual observer in your local woods or an avid birder expanding your life list, warblers are a welcome sight (and sound!) on a […]

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When should you plant MILKWEED seeds? (so they survive)

When should you plant MILKWEED seeds? (so they survive)

In my opinion, you can’t have too much Milkweed growing in your yard. Not only are the blooming flowers beautiful, but this native plant is incredible for wildlife. I’m sure you have heard about how important Milkweed is for Monarch butterflies, as this is the only plant that their caterpillars will eat!   The LEAST expensive way to get lots of Milkweed in your yard […]

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When should you plant CONEFLOWER seeds? (so they survive)

When should you plant CONEFLOWER seeds? (so they survive)

In my opinion, you can’t have too many CONEFLOWERS growing in your yard.   Not only are the blooming flowers beautiful, but this native plant is excellent for wildlife. You can expect to attract a wide variety of butterflies, bees, and other insects to your yard with coneflowers!   The LEAST expensive way to get lots of Echinacea (another common name for coneflowers) in your […]

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13 Ladybug Species Found in the United States (w/Pics)

13 Ladybug Species Found in the United States (w/Pics)

What types of ladybugs live in the United States?   It is not surprising that the ladybug is one of the most beloved insects in the world!   First, ladybugs are small, beautiful creatures that feature vibrant red or yellow colors. I also think most people appreciate the fact that they don’t bite or sting humans. 🙂   But the main reason that ladybugs are […]

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15 Types of Bees in the United States! (w/Pics)

15 Types of Bees in the United States! (w/Pics)

What kinds of bees can you find in the United States? Chances are, if you’re reading this article, you’re here for one of two reasons. Maybe you came to see how to get RID of bees because you can’t stand them! Or, maybe you want to know more about these pollinating insects.     If you don’t like bees or you’re even a bit scared of […]

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21 Weird (but COMMON) Caterpillars in the USA! (w/Pics)

21 Weird (but COMMON) Caterpillars in the USA! (w/Pics)

What kinds of caterpillars can you find in the United States?   Caterpillars are some of the MOST fascinating insects in the world! It always amazes me that caterpillars eventually turn into butterflies or moths.   There are hundreds of different caterpillar species found in the United States!   Since it would be impossible to list them all in one article, I chose the most […]

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10 Scorpion Species Found in the United States! (w/Pics)

10 Scorpion Species Found in the United States! (w/Pics)

What types of scorpions are found in the United States?   All the scorpions living in the United States are nocturnal carnivores, so they are most easily seen at night. But did you know that all scorpions glow a bright blueish color under ultraviolet light?   So many times, people take blacklights out in the desert to help them find and observe scorpions!   Check […]

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14 Ticks Species Found in the United States! (w/ PICS)

14 Ticks Species Found in the United States! (w/ PICS)

What kinds of ticks are found in the United States?   First, let’s get all the myths out of the way. Ticks do not fly, leap or fall from trees! They don’t even have eyes and must wait for a host to pass by. Just imagine waiting for food to cross your path before you can eat.   These blood-sucking parasitic arachnids feed on a […]

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What Types of Eagles Live in Europe? (11 species w/pics)

What Types of Eagles Live in Europe? (11 species w/pics)

What types of eagles can you find in Europe?   Whenever they appear, I make sure to stop and watch these incredible birds of prey. I’m always amazed at their beauty, large size, and astonishing ability to soar at extreme heights! And I’m not alone, as eagles have a special place in many people’s hearts and minds.   Below are the eagles that live in […]

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The 8 Best STARLING PROOF Bird Feeders! (w/ pics)

The 8 Best STARLING PROOF Bird Feeders! (w/ pics)

What are the BEST bird feeders that prevent starlings? These invasive birds cause all sorts of trouble. But I’m guessing if you are reading this article, you already knew that. 🙂 The biggest problem, in my opinion, is the number of starlings that tend to show up together. These aggressive flocks keep other species away while devouring all of your expensive bird food. Related: 3 […]

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The 34 Types of Bats Found in the United States! (ID GUIDE)

The 34 Types of Bats Found in the United States! (ID GUIDE)

How can anyone in the United States think that bats are scary?   Despite what you see in the movies, these fascinating flying mammals wouldn’t hurt a fly! Well, technically, they would hurt a fly, or a mosquito, or a moth. But other than that, bats are harmless. 🙂   Did you know there are 34 kinds of bats in the United States?   It’s […]

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21 BLUE Birds That Live in the United States! (ID GUIDE)

21 BLUE Birds That Live in the United States! (ID GUIDE)

Did you see a BLUE bird in the United States?   If so, I’m sure you’re wondering what type of bird it was! Luckily, you can use the guide below to help you figure it out.   And let me clarify, “When I say blue birds, I mean birds that are partly or entirely blue.” Surprisingly, there are 21 blue birds in the United States […]

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The 13 Owl Species That Live in Europe! (2022)

The 13 Owl Species That Live in Europe! (2022)

What types of owls can you see in Europe?   The above question is common, so I thought I’d help by making a list of all the individual owl species that live in Europe. RELATED: 7 Proven Ways To Attract Owls To YOUR Home!   The temptation to intersperse this entire article with puns is almost overwhelming. I could just wing it and beak-off about these birds […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should NEVER Use Rat Poison! (2022)

5 Reasons Why You Should NEVER Use Rat Poison! (2022)

You should NEVER use rat poison to control rodents. Rat poison seems like such an easy way to get rid of a mouse or rat problem.   I mean, all you need to do is set the bait out and then wait for a rodent to wander over and eat it, right? Then the mouse or rat will go away and peacefully die somewhere else, […]

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35 Common Butterflies in the United States! (ID Guide)

35 Common Butterflies in the United States! (ID Guide)

“What kinds of butterflies can you find in the United States?” I love watching butterflies in my neighborhood! It’s amazing to see the incredible variety of different colors, patterns, and sizes.   There are hundreds of kinds of butterflies in the United States! Since it would be impossible to list them all in one article, I chose the most common and exciting species to share […]

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9 Ways To Keep Mice (and Rats) AWAY from Bird Feeders!

9 Ways To Keep Mice (and Rats) AWAY from Bird Feeders!

If you feed birds, it’s almost inevitable that mice (and maybe rats) will show up. I mean, can you blame these hungry rodents? From their standpoint, I’m sure they think they won the lottery with all the food lying around!   I think that most people are OK with an occasional mouse showing up at their bird feeder. But unfortunately, mice and rats can reproduce […]

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25 RED Birds That Live in the United States! (ID Guide)

25 RED Birds That Live in the United States! (ID Guide)

Did you see a RED bird in the United States?   If so, I’m sure you’re wondering what type of bird it was! Luckily, you can use the guide below to help you figure it out!   There are 25 birds in the United States that are considered “red.”   For the purpose of this article, I include primarily red and partially red birds.   […]

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6 Proven Ways to Attract CHICKADEES To Your Yard! (2022)

6 Proven Ways to Attract CHICKADEES To Your Yard! (2022)

Chickadees are one of the MOST entertaining birds you can attract to your yard and bird feeders! I love their bold personality and the fact that they aren’t intimidated by humans. In fact, many people train their chickadees to land and eat from their hands! RELATED: 5 Types of Chickadees That Live in the United States! (Includes Canada too)   They also have distinctive calls […]

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50 Common LIZARDS Found in the United States! (ID Guide)

50 Common LIZARDS Found in the United States! (ID Guide)

“What kinds of lizards can you find in the United States?”   I was amazed by the number of lizards in the United States – well over 150 species!   Since it would be impossible to list them all in one article, I chose the most common and interesting lizards to share with you.   Today, you’ll learn about 50 different kinds of lizards in […]

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39 Types of Sparrows Found In The United States! (ID Guide)

39 Types of Sparrows Found In The United States! (ID Guide)

What kinds of sparrows can you find in the United States?   No matter where you live in the United States, you are familiar with seeing sparrows. However, many people are surprised to discover the wide variety of species near them.   Below you’ll learn how to identify sparrows by sight or sound. Make sure to pay attention to the range maps to see which […]

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