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

    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…

  • Flickers are unusual woodpeckers, learn more about them!

    Attract Flickers

    Unlike other woodpeckers, Northern Flickers forage for food on the ground. Learn more here.…

  • Learn more about amazing Blue Jays.

    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 Chickadees

    Follow These Tips to Attract Chickadees to Your Yard 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…

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

    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.

    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…

  • Discover new ways to care for your home flock of chickens with Duncraft products.

    Products for Your Home Flock

    Small backyard flocks of chicken and ducks are becoming more and more popular, even in urban areas. What’s not to love: great entertainment; a way to dispose of carrot peels and other kitchen scraps; and the big…

  • Easy ways to keep your birdbath and other bird items clean.

    Easy Ways to Clean

    I really hate cleaning, but I love my birds and I know that harmful bacteria can flourish in and around feeders, baths and houses. So I developed a simple cleaning routine for myself that just takes a…

  • True story by Rick Garvia about feeding the birds.

    A True Story by Rick Garvia

    Here’s something that may surprise you: Over fifty-five million Americans over the age of sixteen feed wild birds, and together they spend more than three billion dollars a year on bird food, and another eight-hundred million…