Winter is coming, frost and snow are a challenge to the birds that remain in the city. We can help them with some little expedient! " I was wondering where the ducks go when the Central Park lagoon got all icy and frozen?" This is what the hero of The Catcher in the Rye by Salinger, wonders about.
Wondering why no one has moved into that quirky birdhouse you bought at a craft fair last spring? Here are the top mistakes people make when building or buying a home for our feathered friends. Investing in the wrong size of house Before you even set out to build or buy a birdhouse, first research
When building a birdhouse or nestbox, the hole size (entrance) is one of the most important decisions you will need to make. Do you know that the diameter of the hole determines which birds will fit into the house and which birds will leave it alone? If the entrance hole is too large you might find less desirable birds
My love for DIY birdhouses began with my father (a master gardener) telling me about our local bluebirds' plight. Their numbers were rapidly on the decline. He informed me about their need for a safe habitat for nesting. I decided to share that bluebird information during my hosting garden club meeting. My father told me
Forget letting birds nest in cute but unsafe birdhouses! If you really want to help wild birds, provide proper nesting boxes made for specific species and do what you can to prevent birds from using other hazardous nesting locations.