Mealworms on the Menu: A Guide to Feeding Your Backyard Birds Live Mealworms

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Mealworms on the Menu: A Guide to Feeding Your Backyard Birds Live Mealworms

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
You know about seed, suet, nectar, fruit, jelly, and WBU Bark Butter.. but do you know about the benefits of feeding mealworms? Adding mealworms to your regular backyard bird feeding menu can be an absolute game-changer in which species you see repeatedly coming to your feeder. With Spring migrati…

Ontario Turtles: Why They Cross the Road and How To Help

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Ontario Turtles: Why They Cross the Road and How To Help

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Late May and early June represent an important time of the year for turtles in Ontario, as it is the peak of nesting season. This means that they leave the safety of the wetlands, creeks, and rivers that they call home in search of appropriate nesting sites. In Southern Ontario, no area of land is…

7 Eco-Friendly Mother's Day Dates

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

7 Eco-Friendly Mother's Day Dates

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Are you still searching for that perfect gift for Mom for her special day? Or maybe you've just begun your search.. oops! The typical big-box store Mother's Day gift package usually includes a plastic wrapped box of chocolates, a tube of artificially scented bubble bath, and a polyester ted…

Warblers in May

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Warblers in May

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Warblers represent a group of perching songbirds that share some general characteristics such as being small, vocal and insectivorous birds. Warblers can be very exciting for bird watchers alike during migration season! Warbler migration will peak early to mid-month and over 30 species will flood …

Downy or Hairy? How to Tell Who's Who

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Downy or Hairy? How to Tell Who's Who

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
A conundrum that most birders are faced with early on in their birdwatching journey: is it a Downy Woodpecker, or a Hairy? These two common feeder visitors can be difficult to differentiate, particularly while flitting from feeder to tree in true woodpecker fashion. Here are some tips to keep in mi…

Every Day is a Good Day to Talk about Birds

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Every Day is a Good Day to Talk about Birds

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
This upcoming week, on April 22nd is Earth Day. And although every day is an “earth day” of sorts, this particular day is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating our environment and it’s protection. Earth Day 2019 is dedicated to Protecting Our Species. You can see details about the campaign here…

The 21st Century Birder

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The 21st Century Birder

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Raise your hand if when you hear the word 'birder' you generally picture someone who has glasses and silvering hair, sports a bucket hat, a heavily pocketed vest and cargo pants, with a set of binoculars in one hand and a field guide in the other (slowly raises hand). You may even be this …

Avian April

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Avian April

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
April is an exciting month in the bird community as we can see spring migration of many species! There is so much anticipation and excitement and every glance out your window could provide opportunities for rewarding new bird encounters. Be alert and keep watching! Birds time the spring migration …

Why You Should Be Attracting Bats to Your Garden (and how to do it)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Why You Should Be Attracting Bats to Your Garden (and how to do it)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Bats. A shudder-inducing word for some. After all, bats are just blood-sucking, flying rats, right? Such intergenerational myths have had a lasting impact on how we view our winged-limbed friends of the night, and may have altered our conservation efforts for the worse. Bat populations have dwindle…