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! (2021)

The 13 Owl Species That Live in Europe! (2021)

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! (2021)

5 Reasons Why You Should NEVER Use Rat Poison! (2021)

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! (2021)

6 Proven Ways to Attract CHICKADEES To Your Yard! (2021)

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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Here’s when to take down your hummingbird feeders…

Here’s when to take down your hummingbird feeders…

As the end of summer arrives, hummingbirds are getting ready to start their migration back south.     Crazy, right? It feels like they just got here. Honestly, I hate knowing I won’t get to see hummingbirds for a while! ​ At this time of year, one of the most commonly asked questions I get asked is:   “When should I take down my hummingbird […]

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50 Common SNAKES That Live in the USA! (ID Guide)

50 Common SNAKES That Live in the USA! (ID Guide)

There are A LOT of snakes in the United States!   And what’s interesting is that they are all incredibly unique and have adapted to fill many habitats and niches.   You’ll see that the snakes that live in the United States are very different from each other. For example, some species are venomous, while others use constriction to immobilize their prey. Or the fact […]

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The 5 Types of Grosbeaks in the United States! (ID Guide)

The 5 Types of Grosbeaks in the United States! (ID Guide)

What kinds of grosbeaks can you find in the United States? The name “Grosbeak” may imply that their beaks are gross, but they are anything but that.   In actuality, the meaning of the name comes from the Latin words “gros” and “beccus,” meaning “large beaks.” This name is fitting since these beautiful birds rely on their thick bills to crack open nuts and seeds. […]

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The 3 Types of Crossbills in the United States! (ID Guide)

The 3 Types of Crossbills in the United States! (ID Guide)

What kinds of crossbills can you find in the United States?   Crossbills, which are considered a type of finch, are incredibly unique-looking birds. As their name suggests, they have a crisscrossed bill which looks like it would make it impossible to eat! But incredibly, these birds have adapted these bills to allow them to extract seeds from pinecones.     Luckily, all species of […]

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4 Simple Ways To Attract Goldfinches! (2021)

4 Simple Ways To Attract Goldfinches! (2021)

Learning how to attract goldfinches to your yard is incredibly rewarding! These acrobatic birds are a ton of fun to watch. Personally, I love how they can hang from almost any angle or orientation when they eat. Or watching their roller coaster flights across my backyard!   But because they are so small, goldfinches are easily scared away by larger, more aggressive birds. So to […]

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The 3 Types of Goldfinches in the United States! (ID Guide)

The 3 Types of Goldfinches in the United States! (ID Guide)

What kinds of goldfinches can you find in the United States?   Goldfinches are known for their beautiful coloring and sweet song—no wonder they’re one of the most popular birds around!   Luckily, all of them visit bird feeders, so you have a great chance of attracting goldfinches to your yard. If you’re lucky, you may even see a goldfinch at my bird feeding station […]

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6 Proven Ways to Attract Woodpeckers! (2021)

6 Proven Ways to Attract Woodpeckers! (2021)

How do you attract woodpeckers to your yard? This question is incredibly common, especially if you are new to bird feeding. Woodpeckers are not only beautiful, but they are incredibly unique and a ton of fun to watch.   And luckily, almost no matter where you live, multiple woodpecker species can be found. See the 17 types of woodpeckers that live in the United States […]

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26 Common Spiders Found in the United States! (2021)

26 Common Spiders Found in the United States! (2021)

“What kinds of spiders can you find in the United States?“   Many people are terrified of spiders and find them extremely creepy. This is unfortunate because they are crucial to our environment and are incredibly interesting creatures!   Luckily, most spiders are harmless, and they control the insect population. In fact, without spiders, our food supply would be in jeopardy!   Today, you are […]

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24 Types of Garter Snakes in the United States! (w/ pics)

24 Types of Garter Snakes in the United States! (w/ pics)

Almost everyone can identify a “garter snake” in the United States!   But here’s the problem:   There are multiple species and sub-species of garter snakes! Therefore, figuring out the identity of the SPECIFIC snake you are observing can be challenging. This is especially true since many of them have similar appearances and behaviors.   Today, you are going to learn about 24 garter snake species […]

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How To Use HOT Pepper Birdseed to Keep Squirrels Away!

How To Use HOT Pepper Birdseed to Keep Squirrels Away!

Today, we are going to be talking about hot pepper birdseed.   More specifically, how hot pepper birdseed can help keep squirrels from eating all of the bird food at your feeding station! RELATED: 8 PROVEN Ways To Keep Squirrels Off Bird Feeders!   Seriously, this strategy really works. When I use this spicy food, squirrels (and other mammals) take one whiff and decide to look […]

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What Are The 34 Types of Turtles Found in The USA? (ID Guide)

What Are The 34 Types of Turtles Found in The USA? (ID Guide)

“What kinds of turtles can you find in the United States?”     I was amazed at the number of turtle species there are in the United States!   In fact, there are so many species I have broken them down into a few different categories. Freshwater Turtles (#1-22) Box Turtles (#23-28) Sea Turtles (#29-34) Today, you will learn about the 34 different kinds of […]

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What Poisonous Spiders Live in The United States? (6 w/Pics)

What Poisonous Spiders Live in The United States? (6 w/Pics)

Luckily, there are ONLY six types of poisonous spiders in the United States!   And fortunately, they only bite when disturbed or provoked. It’s important to remember that spiders would rather run away from you than bite. If you come across one of the spiders listed below, please DO NOT DISTURB!   Did you know that spiders are considered venomous, NOT poisonous?   There’s a […]

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The 20 Types of Finches Found in the United States! (2021)

The 20 Types of Finches Found in the United States! (2021)

What kinds of finches can you find in the United States?   Finches are incredibly beautiful birds and a lot of fun to see in your backyard.     Luckily, almost all of them visit bird feeders, so you have a good chance of attracting multiple types of finches to your yard. If you’re lucky, you may even see a finch at my bird feeding […]

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15 Types of Water Snakes in the United States! (ID Guide)

15 Types of Water Snakes in the United States! (ID Guide)

“What kinds of water snakes can you find in the United States?“   Is it just me, or do you also find water snakes fascinating?   There’s something about the way they move across the water that is incredibly interesting. Whenever I am near a pond, marsh, or other body of water, I make sure to look for any water snakes moving about.   Today, […]

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