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Mosquito proof bird baths

Posted by Linda Pittman on

Summer is certainly hot out, everywhere.  We are all out enjoying it.  But not if it has us getting all bit up by mosquitoes.  With Zika, West Nile and other mosquito carried diseases, we are constantly reminded to get rid of standing water around the house, especially if it has been a rainy summer.  I ran across a very clever bird bath device.  Not only does it stop mosquitoes, but it helps draw birds, since they like moving water.   I run the risk of sounding like a commercial, but this is clever.  It is called a Water Wiggler.  It...

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Attracting Butterflies

Posted by Linda Pittman on

  Nothing seems more relaxing than watching butterflies make those lazy trips around your yard. There are several things you can do to bring in butterflies. Read article to find out.

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Hanging Bird Feeders

Posted by Linda Pittman on

  You want to hang your bird feeders so you get maximum viewing enjoyment, and keep birds safe. To begin with, hang the feeders where birds you want to attract hang out. After birds have discovered your feeders, you can move them closer to where you can see them. Read complete article.

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Bird Baths in Summer

Posted by Linda Pittman on

  We all know that birds need water for drinking and splashing around.  We know it has to be kept clean to prevent the spread of disease among birds.  But water in a bird bath can be dangerous in a different way...  Read more.

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What are my squirrels doing?!

Posted by Linda Pittman on

I love squirrels and I hate them.They are cute.  I like to watch them and my cats love to watch them.  But they don't share birdseed very well.  I set up a squirrel proof bird feeder to save some for the birds. There is water and feed out. If I provide any larger feed, like corn, they dig up everything and bury it. They dig up my flowerpots and newly planted flowers on a regular basis.  Flowers that I set out to harden off before planting get decimated, dug out & thrown in every direction, wilted & dead. Grr..  A...

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