How to Keep Birds Off Your Porch

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How to Keep Birds Off Your Porch There are few things worse than a build-up of bird poop splattered across your deck or porch. Walking outside to shoo them away is never permanent. They always come back, flaunting their feathered behinds to mock you.  Well, no more.  Today is the day you get the upper … Read more

Hummingbird Vines: What Type of Vines Attract Hummingbirds?

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Hummingbird Vines: What Type of Vines Attract Hummingbirds?  Nature’s Strategies While plants do not sit around thinking of strategies for pollination, and hummingbirds do not fly around looking for flowers to pollinate—the fact is, hummingbirds visiting flowers is indeed a strategy—a natural strategy—to aid reproduction.  For plants to develop fertile seeds to produce more plants, … Read more

Do Hummingbirds Sleep? If so, how?

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Do Hummingbirds Sleep? If so, how? The only thing more cute than a little tiny animal is a little tiny animal that’s sleeping. I mean, COME ON! How could anyone argue with that?! What about the tiniest of tiny—say, hummingbirds? Those little cuties work so hard during the day, flapping and buzzing around. They’re really … Read more

The Woodpeckers of Central Park, New York City (Pictures)

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The Woodpeckers of Central Park, New York City New York City may seem like an unlikely area for any serious birdwatching—other than pigeons. Actually, there is a diverse bird population that has found suitable habitats throughout the New York metropolitan area. One of the most obvious locations for serious bird watching is Central Park. Central … Read more

The Best Potted Flowers to Attract Hummingbirds

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The Best Potted Flowers to Attract Hummingbirds As kids hummingbirds were like magic. They’d float effortlessly above the flower beds in the garden fluttering their wings so fast that they’d disappear to the naked eye. How’d they do it? What kind of illusion was this exactly? But believe it or not, those hummingbirds buzzing through … Read more

The 9 Woodpeckers of Wisconsin (Pictures)

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The 9 Woodpeckers of Wisconsin (Pictures) Spring has passed and summer is here. For the bird-lovers among us, observing season is in full effect. No matter where you are, there’s an abundance of avian life flouting its summer brevity. From migrating raptors through the American southwest to Snowy plovers on the Pacific Coast to the … Read more

8 Species of Owls in Wisconsin (Pictures)

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8 Species of Owls in Wisconsin (Pictures) Intro Owls have the reputation of being wise and elusive, the perfect companion to the Greek goddess, Athena. Their wide eyes and tranquil dispositions simultaneously project an aura of quiet curiosity and all-knowing. Being nocturnal and less commonly seen than their diurnal neighbors, these coveted creatures are a … Read more