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  • This is a colorful, strutting male Wild Turkey.
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    29 Fun Wild Turkey Facts

    Wild Turkeys were becoming extinct in the early 1900’s with only 30,000 birds left There are 6 different subspecies of turkeys, including the Ocellated Wild Turkey Today, there are 7 million Wild Turkeys living throughout the U.S. Wild…

  • Learn about Painted Buntings!
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    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!
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    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!
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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…

  • Learn more about amazing Blue Jays.
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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…

  • Learn more about the cute chickadee!
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    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.
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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 larger…

  • Learn more about our native Wild Turkeys.
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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 our…