Tag: Nature

Our resident groundhog snacking on fallen birdseed below the feeder.

Groundhog Stew | A Beginners Guide

Trying to decide what to make for dinner after a long day can be a daunting task. I’ve been thinking about trying a new take on one of my favorite meals- Beef Stew. You’ve probably heard of Rabbit Stew, Possum Stew and maybe even Roadkill Stew, but have you heard about Groundhog Stew? Come andRead More

Bird of the Week | American Robin | Attracting Robins to Your Yard

Until recently, when someone spoke of Robins, I pictured a mid-sized songbird, grayish-brown in color with an orange-red breast and belly. It wasn’t until I started following other “birders” on Instagram that I found out there is another Robin in the world. This not-so-new Robin is the European Robin! American Robins are actually named afterRead More

The Backyard Birdlady is Back!

It seems like an eternity since I’ve had time to post anything to my blog- April and May have been extremely busy months for me. Between my full-time job, my son’s sporting events and his new job, planning and planting my gardens, taking computer and stained glass making classes, and squeezing in a quick tripRead More

Attracting Baltimore Orioles to Your Yard

If you’ve ever seen a Baltimore Oriole, you have witnessed some of natures most profound beauty. With their vibrant orange and black colors, and their distinctive sound, they are almost impossible to mistake. Once they begin showing up in your yard, they may very well become one of your favorite birds. Baltimore Orioles are membersRead More

Calling All Owl Enthusiasts | North Tonawanda Owl Prowl

While searching online recently for outdoor Bird Watching activities, I came across an exciting event I wanted to share with you. The Buffalo Audubon Society is hosting an upcoming hike through the North Tonawanda Nature Preserve in search of Eastern Screech Owls. According to their website, http://buffaloaudubon.org, Naturalist Tom Kerr will be taking us onRead More

Downy Woodpecker | Bird of the Day

Downy Woodpeckers are abundant in areas with lots of trees and are one of the most common Woodpeckers to visit backyard bird feeders. Downy’s are the smallest Woodpeckers in the US and Canada at just 5 3/4 inches (14.6 cm) and bare a very close resemblance to their cousin, the Hairy Woodpecker. In comparison, theRead More

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