Our favorite songbirds can be open nesters or cavity nesters. Open nesters build or weave nests out in the open in cattails, bushes, trees or on top of ledges. Cavity nesters use a bird house/nest box or hole in a tree to raise their young. Open nesters include birds like: Northern Orioles, Red-winged Blackbirds, Northern […]
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Join Us April 2, 2017 for “Let’s Talk Bluebirds!” George Brown, coordinator for Ramsey County Bluebird Recovery Program of MN (bbrp.org), will be leading a Bluebird Workshop at our White Bear Lake store April 2 from noon until 3pm. George has been monitoring bluebird trails since 1995. He currently monitors bluebird trails at Dellwood Hills […]
Want to make your yard irresistible to birds? Try adding motion and sound to your birdbath! Motion on the water’s surface or the sound of falling water is like a magnet to birds because they instinctively equate moving water with natural water sources that are cleaner and healthier than stagnant water. The sound of moving […]
Goldfinches are the latest nesting songbird in Minnesota. Unlike most of our songbirds, they do not feed their young insects or larvae as their diet is strictly vegetarian. As a result, Goldfinches delay nesting until milkweed, thistle and other plants produce seeds in an effort to ensure that there will be plentiful food sources to […]
As summer temperatures heat up, your nectar feeders may need some additional care. Here are some tips! Clean nectar feeders about every 2-3 days during 90 degree summer heat waves. Even sooner, if the nectar looks cloudy. Hummingbirds are very sensitive to the quality of nectar and will reject feeders indefinitely if they determine your […]
All Seasons Wild Bird Store’s Eagan Manager Talks to KARE 11 about Raising Monarch Butterflies. Monarch butterflies play an important role in pollinating our perennial flowers, plants and trees, annuals and even vegetables. But their populations are faltering under extreme weather conditions and vanishing habitats. How can you help? We have a kit that allows […]
It’s Easy and Fun to Help Monarch Butterflies! Monarch butterflies play an important role in pollinating our perennial flowers, plants and trees, annuals and even vegetables. But their populations are faltering under extreme weather conditions and vanishing habitats. How can you help?