Artificial light at night disrupts natural cycles, harming plants and animals. Use these tips to learn how you can reduce light pollution to help birds, bats, fireflies, and more. Moths are also … [Read more...]
Wildlife is as important as plants in a garden. These tips show how to welcome pollinators and other wild things into the garden with recommended plants, organic garden practices, and garden designs that provide vital food and habitat.
If you live where monarch butterflies breed, growing native milkweed is the first step. Find out what else you can do as a gardener to support the entire lifecycle of these astonishing creatures. … [Read more...]
Spring is migration time for hummingbirds travelling from their winter homes to breeding habitats in the United States and Canada. Use this tracking map to know when to expect them in your … [Read more...]
Build a robin nesting box with these free plans. Robins are attracted to this unique design with a sheltered shelf to secure the nest and raise their young. The robin (Turdus migratorius) nesting … [Read more...]
Bees are essential for our gardens but is there a harmless way to keep them away from hummingbird feeders? Use these tips to bee-proof your sugar water feeder and save it just for the … [Read more...]
As hummingbirds start their migration south at summer's end, what is the right time to remove the feeders? If we keep them up, will this delay their fall journey? We know sugar water gives extra … [Read more...]
The fall hummingbird migration south from parts of Canada and the United States begins as temperatures start to cool. When it begins depends on the location and how far they have to travel. Find out … [Read more...]