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Nature

  • Turn Social Distancing Into Social Birding

    “I don’t feed birds because they need me, I feed the birds because I need them.” – Kathi Hutton When we count the many things that bring pleasure to our lives, those of us who love…

  • Did you know? Wood Frogs sound like ducks.

    Invisible Ducks

    Years ago I was camping in the Adirondacks in mid-April. I had just started birding, so I was thrilled to hear large groups of ducks quacking away in the woods. So off I went, in pursuit…

  • Red-winged Blackbird seen in springtime.

    The Red Badge of Spring

    Spring is coming and I have irrefutable proof; today, I heard my first Red-Winged Blackbird of the season. That gets marked on the calendar, like the first spring peepers, the first lambs born on our farm…

  • Learn more about the kingfisher.

    The Belted Kingfisher

    The Belted Kingfisher is a striking blue and white bird that can be seen throughout most of the U.S. As its name implies, this bird has a blue back with a white belly that is banded…

  • Learn more about the Great Horned Owl.

    The Great Horned Owl

    When we hear the hoot-hoot of an owl’s call, this is the bird we think of first. The Great Horned Owl is found across the country and is one of the largest owls at 22 inches…

  • Bring your bird feeders in at night to protect them from raccoons.

    Two Raccoons in Missouri

    We heard from one of our customers, Marilyn, who has raccoons in her backyard. Here’s the story in her own words.  First of all, I must admit to being a loyal Duncraft follower. I have always…