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Get Bird Houses Ready Now - nuthatches on bird nesting box

Get Bird Houses Ready NowAlthough it may still seem like we're in the icy grip of winter, spring will be here soon. It's time to make sure the bird nesting boxes on your property are ready for their residents. And if you don't have bird houses, it is a great time to add them!

 

Let Children Get Dirty

Let Children Get DirtyI worry that too often in today's society, we are keeping kids from just being kids. It is rare that I see children outdoors, splashing through puddles and making mud pies.

 

Nuthatch on suet feeder.

Making Homemade Suet Cakes for BirdsFor those who enjoy feeding backyard birds, suet is a great choice for attracting a variety of beautiful species.

 

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Gather Items All Year for Christmas CharitiesIf you participate in Christmas gift charities, such as Operation Christmas Child and the like, here is a tip to make giving those gifts much easier and which will also have you thinking of the recipients all year long!

 

blue crayfish

In Memory of B'Louie (Procambarus Alleni)B'Louie was a five year old blue crayfish (Procambarus alleni) at the time of this photo, but no longer with us. She is missed!

 

Warbling Vireo

You Found a Baby Bird on the Ground - Now What?During the summer, one can often find baby birds sitting or hopping along on the ground. Often, people assume that these babies have "fallen out of the nest" and are in need of human help.

 

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash SoupTry this smooth, golden soup that can be made with an inexpensive seasonal ingredient that tastes "like fall." Roasting the squash in a hot oven browns the edges and brings out the sweetness in this simple but healthy soup.

 

Photo wish list.

Making a Photo Christmas Wish ListSometimes when you are telling family members what you would like for Christmas, there is confusion. I know that sometimes when I am buying for someone, I wonder "is this the right item?"

 

Flamingo Themed Birthday Party

Flamingo Themed Birthday PartyChildren often ask for a "themed" birthday party. These can be expensive to pull together if you start last minute, but planning in advance can save money and still make for a fun and memorable event.

 

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