Create Your Own Backyard Bird Sanctuary

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Transforming your backyard into a bird haven is a dream of many. That dream can easily be made a reality by learning the requirements of your feathered friends. Birds, like humans, have basic needs, which include: a good source for food, water and shelter. These needs become scarcer […]

Wildlife Nest Boxes

If you are interested in attracting certain wildlife species to your property, the addition of nesting boxes can encourage certain species to take up residence to fulfill several of their basic needs-nesting and shelter. Whether you plan to construct your own nest boxes or buy them, there are several important factors will help assure […]

Controlling Algae Growth in a Pond

An established pond will most likely experience algae growth at some point. Moderate amounts of some forms of algae are actually healthy for the overall pond ecosystem, but maintaining control over that amount is important. Excessive algae can rob your pond of oxygen, causing fish illness or worse, fish death.

Algae are simple structured […]

My Pond Mistake

Well, I made a mistake last fall. You know, the kind of mistake that is the result of saying, “Ehh, I’ll worry about it later.” My procrastination, or should I say mistake, caused me a lot more work this spring because this pond is located directly under a huge oak tree. To say I […]

Attracting Hummingbirds

These tiny creatures, most of them weighing in around 3 grams, bring huge joy to many of us in the summer. If you’re like me, then you want to continue to attract these creatures. To accomplish this, you should not only provide them an ample food source but also you should consider their shelter […]

Attracting Butterflies

Attracting butterflies to your yard can be a very rewarding experience. I enjoy seeing their presence in my yard every year. I actually snapped the above picture in one of my gardens. Understanding a butterfly’s transformational stages will help you to successfully attract these beautiful creatures. In order to create an environment […]