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Bird Feeding Masterclass: Selecting Food

Posted by Amanda Joest on 21st Feb 2018

Over the years we have provided a lot of tips and tricks so that you can get the most out of your bird feeding experience. Here we have gathered all of that information in one 4-part series. This information is helpful for both the seasoned birder and the beginner, and takes you through the feeding process from start to finish.Now that you have your bird feeder, you need to fill it with something. The best choice is to select food that will attract the types of birds you want to see and t
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Bird Feeding Masterclass: Choosing a Feeder

Posted by Amanda Joest on 20th Feb 2018

Over the years we have provided a lot of tips and tricks so that you can get the most out of your bird feeding experience. Here we have gathered all of that information in one 4-part series. This information is helpful for both the seasoned birder and the beginner, and takes you through the feeding process from start to finish.There are several things to consider before purchasing a feeder, and one of the first is capacity. A larger feeder may work for your neighbor, but may not be suitab
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Bird Friendly Winter Gardens | JCs Wildlife

Posted by Amanda Joest on 16th Feb 2018

Bird Friendly Winter Gardens | JCs Wildlife
Spring, summer, and even early autumn are seasons when birds usually have no trouble seeking out food, water, and shelter, but during the snowy, freezing months, life can be difficult for our feathered friends. While your garden provides their needs from spring through the fall, you can still help residential birds during the cold season by offering a few essentials to help them brave the elements.The following are a few tips to create bird friendly winter gardens. Water Sources are Criti
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Dos and Don’ts of Bird Feeder Set Up | JCs Wildlife

Posted by Amanda Joest on 7th Feb 2018

Dos and Don’ts of Bird Feeder Set Up | JCs Wildlife
Regardless of the size of your backyard, there’s nothing quite like having a bird feeder set up so you can enjoy feeding your feathered friends all year long. Watching birds of all different types visit your feeder can be both relaxing and enjoyable. By creating a natural wildlife habitat in your backyard or garden area, you are helping the planet, even if it’s in a very small way.  Of course, it’s notas easy assimply tossing some food outside and hoping for the best! There are som
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Winter-proofing Your Birdhouse | JCs Wildlife

Posted by Amanda Joest on 26th Jan 2018

Winter-proofing Your Birdhouse | JCs Wildlife
By now you probably have prepared your yard for winter. However, if you forgot to winter-proof your birdhouse, know that it is not too late – even if you’ve had some snow storms – it just needs to be done as soon as possible. The problem with not winter-proofing is that ice and snow can damage everything from bird feeders to birdhouses so they become practically unusable.  When temperatures drop you’ll quickly notice that many birds do not mind utilizing a nesting box from last sp
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