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

  • Blue Jays like peanuts.
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    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…

  • Get chickadees to eat from your hand.
    Attract Birds

    Attract Chickadees

    Listen to the chickadee’s call 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…

  • Learn more about bird-inspired sports teams names.
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    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…

  • Two male tom turkeys in full colorful feather display.
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    The Great Wild Turkey

    Wild turkeys are a class of their own Not to be compared with the not-so-bright, domesticated Thanksgiving turkey, our wild turkeys are intelligent, wary birds with intricate courtship rituals and close family structures. The Turkey is…

  • The colorful blooming ranunculus flower with birds flying above.
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    Birds and Weather Predictions

    Meteorology is no simple task Meteorology is a notoriously tricky business, as anybody who has ever had to restrain themselves from cursing out the weatherman for yet another blown weather report can attest. But long before…