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Love this simple and beautiful birdbath (or bug-bath) from Helen Yoest @Gardening with Confidence.
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Gardening Tricks That Work: Water For Butterflies To Alight l Gardening with Confidence Plants with Benefits with Helen Yoest
Gardening with Confidence & Plants with Benefits with Helen Yoest | Gardening with Confidence & Plants with Benefits by Helen Yoest is designed to give beginners insight on the basics of adding and arranging the components of your garden.
Wildlife friendly Butterfly dish
Feed the Birds: 6 Plants for Abundant Winter Berries
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Crabapples (Malus spp) We enjoy crabapples for their pink or white flowers in the spring; birds turn to its berries last, when other berrie...
6 Rockin’ Red Plants for Winter Gardens
Plants for winter berries
Traditional Landscape by Barbara Pintozzi
Learn how to attract birds and butterflies to your yard by choosing the right plants!
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Don't kill these wasps! Ground wasp Cerceris fumipennis nests in the ground (sometimes in baseball diamonds!), doesn't sting humans, and is the best predator of the emerald ash borer, which threatens our forests.
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Landscaping with your dog in mind! ...some good ideas in this article. :)
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8 Backyard Ideas to Delight Your Dog Eclectic landscape by California Waterscapes
Pet Fountain - eclectic - landscape - los angeles - California Waterscapes / rock water fountain - easy and beautiful
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Pet Fountain - eclectic - landscape - los angeles - California Waterscapes. I know that our dogs would love this.
8 Backyard Ideas to Delight Your Dog Cue the joyous soundtrack. These pet-friendly landscape and garden ideas will keep your pooch safe, happy and well exercised outdoors
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Long Cloaked in Mystery, Owls Start Coming Into Their Own - NYTimes.com
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@BatchelorShow. Natalie Angier, NYT: The Owl Comes in to Its Own "With the distinctive forward-facing gaze that can make owls seem as much human as bird, the barred pair stared at me. I played the call again, the male grew bored, and I was about to put the phone away when suddenly the female — the larger of the two owls, as female birds of prey often are — pitched her body forward on her perch, lifted up her heavy, magnificent wings and belted out a full-throated retort to my recorded call."
Long Cloaked in Mystery, Owls Start Coming Into Their Own - NYTimes.com A little video on bird watching which includes some footage of owls.
We see so many of these this time of year, gleaning in the fields. More about wild turkeys @OrganicGardening
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Wild Turkeys: Organic Gardening: Organic Gardening
Turkey Facts: A diet of nuts, seeds, insects & berries makes finding a meal easy—at field & forest edges, throughout the suburbs & especially in gardens. Wild turkeys are territorial and feisty, and will stare down a human; if you find one sampling your garden, use a blast from a garden hose or a leashed dog to defend your turf. But don't touch—hunting out of season carries penalties. Use wire-mesh barriers to prevent wild turkeys from grazing or dust bathing in garden beds.
Wild Turkeys: Organic Gardening
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...where feathered friends come to visit...
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Blue bird has such vibrant color~
Blue bird on purple butterfly bush. #bluebird
Beautiful Blue Bird on a butterfly bush. Such contrasting colors, textures, and proportions. The purple flower is made of tiny individual flowers that combine to make one large beautiful creation. Such different elements, yet such harmony. You just feel happy looking at this photograph.
blue bird purple flower Repinned from Animal Friends-Fluffy, Furry, and Feathered by Jean Stockdale
I read somewhere that slugs are earwigs' favorite food, so I left the earwigs in the lettuce patch this year. Anyone know if this is actually true? (The lettuce seemed fine--just had to be sure to shake all the earwigs out!)
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Earwigs | Naturally Curious with Mary Holland
Tobacco Hornworms, Manduca sexta (often found feeding on tomato plants and confused with Tomato Hornworms, Manduca quinquemaculata) are often the target of a species of Brachonid wasp that parasitizes beetle, moth, fly and sawfly larvae. The adult wasp lays her eggs inside the hornworm with her long ovipositor. The eggs hatch and the wasp larvae feed on the caterpillar. Eventually the wasp larvae emerge and form white pupa cases on the skin of the dying hornworm larva, inside of which they trans
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Common pesticide named as cause of bee decline.
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If you notice bees around your flowers, move slowly when performing gardening tasks. Rapid movements seem to agitate bees and make them more likely to sting. Should a bee land on your hand or arm while you are gardening, be still and do nothing. The bee will in all probability fly off on it's own without stinging. Initial reaction to a bee landing us is to flail our hands and scream like a girl, this reaction will agitate the bee and get you stung.
Worldwide Honey Bee Collapse......Surviving bees expend more energy than they return in honey. More bees die, fewer reach maturity and entire colonies collapse. This crisis is a lesson in fundamental ecology."
Illinois Officials Act As Monsanto Tools In Bee Hive Theft
Look at that face! He's a green frog (photo from Mary Holland's Naturally Curious blog). Green frogs are the ones whose call sounds like plucked banjo strings.
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He's a green frog (photo from Mary Holland's Naturally Curious blog). Green frogs are the ones whose call sounds like plucked banjo strings.
Green Frogs Calling
The pickerel frog, another handsome Vermont resident. As with salamanders and other amphibians, handle with care: make sure your hands are wet and remember that they will absorb sunscreen, bugspray, and other poisons through their skin.
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Pickerel frogs can be identified by the double row of squarish dark blotches or spots on the back. The spots are encircled with dark or black lines.
Leopard Frog: Used to see these all the time fishing at fall river in southern Idaho. I just don't see them anymore.
The pickerel frog, another handsome Vermont resident. As with salamanders and other amphibians, handle with care: make sure your hands are wet and remember that the animals will absorb sunscreen, bugspray, and other poisons through their skin.
Seeing Spopts:The Northern Leopard Frog
This beautiful creature is the spotted salamander, which is now on the move towards vernal pools for mating. Otherwise, they spend most of their time underground. They can live to be more than 20 years old! If you can't resist picking one up, make sure your hands are wet and that you have absolutely no sunscreen, bugspray, or other chemicals on your skin.
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salamander - Google Search
Spotted Salamander (Ambystoma maculatum) by Sahaquiel9102
Spotted salamander - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Our favorite spring song: the peepers! First heard them on Sunday (March 18) and now we have to sleep with the windows open so as not to miss a note. (This image is from Naturally Curious.)
Wood frogs arrive at vernal pools, on Mary Holland's Naturally Curious blog. Listen for their duck-like mating calls!
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insect walls for native bees
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Let's create your own: insect hotel - bug hotel, bee walls
Encouraging Native Bees with Insect Walls ~ Bee walls and bee houses can help to bring back solitary, native and stingless bees that, while they do not make honey, will provide the pollination mechanism that is needed to maintain biodiversity and healthy gardens and plants.
Create your own Mason Bee Houses (They are simple to make a great way to use recycle some natural materials. But the best thing about it is, they attract these little solitary bees that are essential for the garden..They pollinate the fruits vegetables which helps boost the productivity of your crops.)
May Flowers: DIY Garden Accessories » Greener Ideal #reno #biggestlittlecity #savethebeesreno www.SavetheBeesReno.com August 16th 2014 Idlewild Park 10 am. Come out and show your support for the bees.