Garden Wildlife Projects

Discover ways to make your garden projects more welcoming to wildlife.

Attracting Hummingbirds and Orioles is Easy!

Have you been offering orange halves, grape jelly, and colored nectar for orioles and hummingbirds? If so, you know the joy of having these fascinating colorful birds in your backyard or patio. If not, don’t miss another day. Here’s some quick tips from the experts on how you can start attracting these colorful birds today. [...]

2019-05-31T17:23:03+00:00Gardening, Wildlife|

Calling all Cardinal Fans!

As winter wears on you may find yourself longing for the colors and sounds from birds chirping outside your windows. While most birds have taken flight and headed south towards warmer temps, the Cardinal will brave the Midwestern winters. Cardinals have long been associated with power, strength and beauty and their vibrant red color equal [...]

2017-06-12T13:51:06+00:00Wildlife|

Plants To Attract Pollinators: Bees, Butterflies, Birds

As concern for our friendly pollinators increases - bees, butterflies, birds - so does the demand for pollinator attracting plants. So, how do you bring pollinators into your yard? We suggest planting a few of these easy-to-grow plants: ATTRACTING HUMMINGBIRDS Coral Bells Lobelia Columbine Foxglove Penstemon Petunias Salvia Hosta Mandevilla ATTRACTING BUTTERFLIES Aster Althea Buddleia [...]

2018-06-04T10:32:18+00:00Gardening, Wildlife|

Orioles: How to Attract

In the Midwest the Baltimore Orioles...the bird, not the baseball team...have seen a decline over the past few years.  Good news!  This year, according to reports, Orioles are on the rise.  And bird lovers everywhere are fluttering with excitement to see these beautiful creatures and hear their whistling song. You too can get in on [...]

4 Steps to Attract Wild Birds

Attracting wild birds to your yard can be an enjoyable past time. From cardinals to finches to blue jays and chickadees, these attractive birds are not only fun to watch, but their relaxing songs are great to listen to also. Follow these easy steps to ensure natures beauty return to your yard time and [...]