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  • Shop mealworms and more at Duncraft.com.
    Bird Feeding

    How to Store Mealworms and Seed

    So you’ve bought plenty of food that will attract birds to your yard, but you obviously can’t put it all out there at once. What, then, are you going to do with the extra food that…

  • Protect your birds from predators with predator guards and proper placement.
    Birds & Health

    Protection From Predators

    As humans, we don’t have to worry about being attacked by an animal higher up the food chain when we hang around outside or eat. Backyard birds, meanwhile, constantly have to worry about animals that prey…

  • Eastern Bluebird perched on a branch.
    Top Ten

    15 Life Lessons from Birds

    “Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?” — David Attenborough With the new year right around…

  • Learn about Painted Buntings!
    Attract Birds

    About Painted Buntings

    Painted Buntings have amazing colors–like a rainbow or a brightly colored crayon drawing of a bird. Believe it or not, Painted Buntings make their home right here in the U.S.! They can be found throughout Texas,…

  • Learn more about the Indigo Bunting!
    Attract Birds

    About Indigo Buntings

    We’ve recently been asked how you can attract Indigo Buntings to your yard. Our Facebook fan Valorie asked the following question, since Indigo Buntings are new to her backyard: We’ve had 3 of these beauties in…

  • Learn why ladybugs are a treasure to have in your backyard!
    Quick Facts

    A Gardener’s Best Friends

    Ladybugs are found around the world, in nursery rhymes, folklore, toys, art and windowsills. They’re considered to be good luck charms, and gardeners know just how lucky they can be! Female ladybugs lay tiny eggs on…

  • Learn more about amazing Blue Jays.
    Quick Facts

    About Blue Jays

    The other day I was talking to my coworker about Blue Jays and it turns out his brother-in-law attracts a lot of different birds to his yard. And he also seems to live in the perfect…

  • Learn more about the cute chickadee!
    Attract Birds

    Attract Chickadees

    Chickadees are cute, agile and friendly; however, the next time you hear a familiar “chick a dee dee dee,” listen closely because a chickadee’s call can tell you a lot. Biologists have discovered the more “dees” there…

  • There are six schools named either directly or indirectly after backyard birds.
    Quick Facts

    Sports Team Bird Nicknames

    There are 340 colleges and universities in the United States that are full-fledged member institutions of Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the highest level of competition in college sports. One of the larger…