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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…

  • 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…

  • Birds Press Releases Quick Facts

    National Penguin Day

    January 20th is National Penguin Day and these often flightless birds deserve a day where we appreciate how cute they are, as well as raise awareness for an endangered species. Global warming has added many penguin species to the…

  • Birds Quick Facts

    5 Common Bird Feeding Myths

    There are many untruths associated with birds and bird feeding and they can be extremely persistent, regardless of the actual facts. Being a wild bird feeding business, Duncraft hears them all! One amazing myth that persists…

  • Birds Quick Facts

    The Western Tanager

    Western Tanager  Photo by Sam Wilson This beautiful, male Western Tanager would be easy to identify in the field, with it’s red face and striking black and yellow body. The female is a more yellow and…

  • Birds Quick Facts

    The Red-bellied Woodpecker

    Red-bellied Woodpecker   Phot by Jean Severson. The Red-bellied Woodpecker has to be one of my favorite birds!  I have been lucky enough to have one at my feeders in the winter, even though New Hampshire is…

  • Eastern gray squirrel in Central Park in New York, USA.
    Quick Facts Squirrels

    Little Known Squirrel Facts

    Friend or foe, squirrels are very interesting creatures!  Here are some fun facts you may not know about our little backyard buddies! Did you know there are over 365 species of squirrels in the world? There are tree…