Backyard Bird Gardens: Plants and Landscaping Ideas to Attract More Birds

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Backyard Bird Gardens: Plants and Landscaping Ideas to Attract More Birds People always talk about creating a garden that’s pollinator-friendly, you know, something suited for the bees and butterflies that’s full of colorful flowers.  But what about birds? I get it, it’s easy to associate flowers and gardens with insects. But in reality, birds like … 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

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