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Silent Spring Revisited by Conor Mark...

Silent Spring Revisited

Silent Spring Revisited is an excellent book that chronicles what has happened in terms of bird conservation since Rachel Carson’s landmark book. In 1962, Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was published and was immediately wrought with criticism and denouncement, largely because she was a woman and not part of the “inner circle” of scientists. Her book […]

Birdscaping – Landscaping for B...

Birdscaping can lead to attracting blue-winged warblers

Birdscaping is a portmanteau of birds and landscaping. It is the intentional effort to provide a natural setting to attract wildlife, especially birds, to an area, most typically your own backyard. And there are many different ways you can provide a bird-friendly landscape. Part 1 – Planting for Birds 1.1 Trees Trees provide nesting, shelter/cover, […]

Art of Bird Finding by Pete Dunne

Art of Bird Finding

The Art of Bird Finding is a compact, instructional guide to assist in the search of birds. Through 82 pages, Pete Dunne covers a great deal of ground with tips and tricks to help you find birds. But don’t expect much of any guidance on how to actually identify the birds you find. The scope […]

10 Simple and Easy Ways to Complete a...

bioblitz - count everything!

What is a Bioblitz? The goal of a bioblitz is simple: take an inventory of all life forms you can find in a particular area over a particular time period. This time period is usually 24 hours but can be stretched to two days depending on scheduling. Creating a bioblitz is simple and easy and […]

Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Birds ...

Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Birds

The Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Birds is a compact, attention-grabbing book from National Geographic Kids. The guide includes photos and info on 175 birds common, or mostly common, to North America. Trying to bring my mindset to that of a child isn’t that difficult since I spend nearly all my free time around my two […]

Grass Lawns – Less is More

Grass Lawns – Less is More

Grass lawns are the most common landscape in many places. They are durable, easy to grow and just what is considered normal. Since we are a family full of dogs and sports players, we don’t discount the use of grass entirely, but there are a lot of reasons why we could start changing the amount […]

Composting is for the Birds

Composting is for the Birds

Composting is for the birds! Okay, that might not be your first thought when you think of composting. But two main benefits of composting, soil health and reducing waste, are important keys to helping the birds and all wildlife. Reduce Waste Waste that can be composted such as vegetable scraps, newspaper, egg shells, coffee grounds […]

Fascination of Birds: From the Albatr...

Fascination of Birds: From the Albatross to the Yellowthroat

The Fascination of Birds: From the Albatross to the Yellowthroat by William Young is a collection of essays on 99 different types of birds. These easy-to-read stories are short but well researched. They include a mix of folklore, science, and even some conservation information. This book is definitely a lighter read but that doesn’t take […]

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