5 Interesting Facts About Mourning Doves

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

5 Interesting Facts About Mourning Doves

Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Mourning Doves are so common at backyard feeders that they are often overlooked, and sometimes even seen as pests. But these gentle-natured birds have quite a few unique traits hiding behind those soft coos and muted plumage. Read below to learn 5 interesting facts about Mourning Doves.
1. They eat

'Let's Talk: Birding & Mental Health' Interview With Founder of Birder Brain, Kelly-Sue O'Connor

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

'Let's Talk: Birding & Mental Health' Interview With Founder of Birder Brain, Kelly-Sue O'Connor

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Bird watching benefits the mind, body, and soul. Recent studies have shown that bird watching reduces cortisol levels from stress, lowers heart rate, and helps diminish anxiety, fear, and muscle tension. In addition to those benefits, researchers also found that birding provides a mental work out a…

What Makes a Bird a Bird?

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

What Makes a Bird a Bird?

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
The majority of us can characterize a bird by sight. Our criteria for doing so usually includes: it has feathers and it flies. Must be a bird! Birds have very interesting roots, as they are thought to have evolved from dinosaurs - and have been around longer than 65 million years. Our first human a…

Go Nuts: Why You Need to Offer Peanuts in Your Backyard

Go Nuts: Why You Need to Offer Peanuts in Your Backyard

Did you know that peanuts are the singular best source of fat and protein you can offer to your backyard birds? Next week is National Peanut Day and we want to prepare you to celebrate with all of your backyard wildlife. 

Both shelled and unshelled peanuts are considered high energy food sources and…

How to Keep Tick Safe this Fall

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

How to Keep Tick Safe this Fall

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Summer is on its way out and fall is sweeping in. That means it's almost sweater weather, and the perfect temperature for long hikes in the woods to view the pretty fall scenery. Though there may not be as many mosquitoes or deer flies to combat in the fall, one critter remains and becomes more…

Ordinary or Extraordinary? Interesting Facts About Common Birds

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Ordinary or Extraordinary? Interesting Facts About Common Birds

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
For many of us, there are at least a hand full of birds that we come across regularly. Although some of them are still highly regarded for their beauty, and well loved, they also have distinct life history traits that make them unique. If you spend time watching birds (we hope you do), you may have…

5 Berry Bushes for the Birds

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

5 Berry Bushes for the Birds

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Migration is upon us, and if you keep an eye on any fruit-bearing plants this time of year you will most definitely see birds gobbling up the tasty fruit. We are all about feeding the birds - that includes the natural way! Bird feeders filled with healthy seeds, nuts, and suet are great, but studie…

Moths of Ontario: More than Meets the Eye

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Moths of Ontario: More than Meets the Eye

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Many people regard butterflies as stunning, delicate, and beautiful creatures. Their counterparts, moths, often don't carry the same reputation -- perhaps because they come out at night! Moths are far more numerous species wise than butterflies. In Ontario alone we have over 300 species of moth…

Attracting Birds to Your Yard During Fall Migration

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Attracting Birds to Your Yard During Fall Migration

Wednesday, August 3, 2022
Have you noticed the days are getting shorter? The birds have, too, and our migratory species are gearing up for their journeys south for the winter. Some birds will be leaving us very soon, like Baltimore Orioles and Scarlet Tanagers, and some stick around until fall, like Yellow-rumped Warblers a…