birds

  • Green Living: Birds!

    Birds calling and dashing about enliven any backyard. Here are a few ways to roll out the welcome mat:

    If you add a birdhouse, place it in the shelter of a tree away from predators and facing away from prevailing winds and precipitation.

  • Give the Birds a Home Away From Home

    Many people find listening to the calls of songbirds or watching blue jays and cardinals treat themselves to a birdbath relaxing. Even sitting on park bench and throwing crumbs of leftover food has brought joy to many. While feeding birds is considered an American industry these days, there are steps to take in order to get the most out of your bird-watching hobby.

    The joys of bird-watching.
  • Pretty Healthy Bird

    Want to unlock the vital nutrients in your feathered friend’s birdseed to help her thrive? Try sprouting Polly’s food—it’s easy to do! Simply visit the bulk section of your local health food store and create a deliciously nutritious mix of seeds—sunflower, broccoli, and alfalfa seeds, along with lentils and wheat berries make great sprouts.

    By Nora Simmons