Feed the birds! Winter, especially it is important to feed your back yard friends. A bird feeder or two maybe even three will make the birds very happy and the bonus is you will be able to watch them from the compfort of your own home. Or tent as some people do.
My husband and I have seen more and more American Bald Eagles getting closer and closer to where we live. Driving down the driveway, one of these majestic birds flew right in front of my windshield.
If you are stuck at home, you may as well feed the birds. We have had several feeders up for the last year. We are on a modest suburban lot with some tall trees so we have good habitat for birds.
Alice, who many of you might remember working in our sunny annual department every Spring loves to share photos of her beautiful gardens, and she lately has been fascinating us with videos and pictures of all of her butterflies hatching.
A customer wrote and mentioned her daughter told her that she has so many memories in her yard, all that were #bornatbehnkes! So in keeping with that theme, I wanted to share with you something I finally got to my home and got up.
Learn various environmentally-friendly methods to keep insects from harming your plants.
You could have the most beautiful outdoor space, but if you get bitten up every time you go out, you might not ever want to use it.
You don't have to be a gung-ho birder to appreciate spying a sprightly bird on a dreary winter day. Learn how to attract more birds to your yard, which ones you're most likely to see and how to identify the ones you don't recognize.
In this area, deer are seen as the gardener's no. 1 enemy, but there's been a boom in the rabbit population in the past few years and they're coming for your plants. Learn how to live with cottontails and keep them from ravaging your garden.
Even when many of us are huddled indoors wishing winter would go away, nature can still give us gifts. Read about this snowy owl sighting in Stephanie's own neighborhood and how social media can help connect us with the natural world.
Fall is here and a young bird’s fancy turns to seed; at least that’s the way many of the birds that overwinter in our area survive until next spring’s insect buffet starts up. If you are a casual feeder of the birds, here are some things you can do now to prepare for the change of seasons.
If you plant them, they will come. Yup, that's milkweed and monarch caterpillars. Both the caterpillars and a monarch butterfly laying eggs were spotted recently on milkweed growing at Behnke's.