Fun and Fulfilling Lockdown Activities to Connect You to Nature

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Fun and Fulfilling Lockdown Activities to Connect You to Nature

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Well, here we are again. A stay-at-home order is in place, which is certainly not the best way to start a New Year. However, instead of dwelling on the current circumstances, we want to highlight ways that you can spend your extra time connecting with nature, on your own property! I am going to exp…

When Hawks Visit Feeders

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

When Hawks Visit Feeders

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Birds of prey are absolutely magnificent creatures to behold, and when one visits your backyard it definitely calls for some excitement. While a close-up view of these remarkable avian hunters is nice at first, seeing your feeder birds disappear or become an afternoon snack is less than ideal. Luck…

Species Spotlight: Northern Cardinals

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Species Spotlight: Northern Cardinals

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Northern Cardinals, also called Cardinals or Redbirds, are one of the most widely recognized and loved birds in North America. Rightfully so, they are beautiful, mate for life and frequent backyard bird feeders. The males also keep their bright red plumage all year round, unlike many birds that tra…

Birding in 2020: a Year in Review

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Birding in 2020: a Year in Review

Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Let me start off by saying that I'm not entirely sure where I'm going with this blog, but I do know that I will be talking about things I've learned about birding and nature in 2020, and it will be from the heart (so it could be a long one!). This year has been something else - it's…

Species Spotlight: Red-Bellied Woodpeckers

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Species Spotlight: Red-Bellied Woodpeckers

Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Woodpeckers are a favourite for many backyard birders. Luckily, we live in a region that sees many species of woodpeckers including Pileated Woodpeckers, Red-Headed Woodpeckers, Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers, Northern Flickers and Nuthatches. Some of them are harder to distinguish from each other tha…

Backyard Birding Tips for Winter

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Backyard Birding Tips for Winter

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Winter is here once again, which typically means we're spending a little more time at home. And thanks to the global pandemic still being a part of our every day lives, we will likely be spending even more time than usual at home & indoors this season. This isolation is hard on all of us, a…

Eco-Friendly and Pinterest Worthy Holiday Wrapping Ideas

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Eco-Friendly and Pinterest Worthy Holiday Wrapping Ideas

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
As the holidays quickly approach I seem to have a nagging task in the back of my mind.. wrapping presents! I love gift-giving. But first comes the wrapping. Although this task can seem daunting, I find it fun to turn it into a craft or a time to be creative. A lot of wrapping paper contains glitter…

DIY: Simple & Inexpensive Owl Ornament

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

DIY: Simple & Inexpensive Owl Ornament

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
With the holidays quickly approaching, shopping days dwindling, and Covid on the rise, DIY gifts that can be made in the comfort of my own home sound pretty good right now. I always seem to have trouble coming up with universal gifts - something that everyone will enjoy - but ornaments seem to be a…

Save the Songbirds Holiday Gift Guide

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Save the Songbirds Holiday Gift Guide

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
This holiday season, it is more important than ever to support local, small businesses. Keeping that in mind, we wanted to create a holiday gift guide that showcases products that not only people will love, but help to save our beloved songbirds. Cornell Lab of Ornithology named 7 Simple Actions to…