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Category Archives: General

Round up for birds!

You Can Help Us Raise Money for Audubon Minnesota All Seasons Wild Bird Store is excited to announce that from June 14 through June 30, customers can round up their purchase at any All Seasons Wild Bird Store to donate to Audubon Minnesota. The store will then match contributions dollar for dollar! Audubon Minnesota works […]

Critical Tree Pollinators

Many varieties of trees and shrubs depend on pollinators to reproduce, such as apple, pear, plum and cherry trees. Insect pollinators include bees, butterflies, beetles, moths, flies and wasps. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources we have about 400 native wild bee species. Some examples of trees that are pollinated by insects include: […]

Local Warbler Resources

Bob Janssen Shares His Favorite Spots in the Twin Cities Birders to Look for Warblers Note: this information is an addendum to the article about seasonal warblers in the May/June 2017 Bird’s-Eye View Newsletter. Southern Twin Cities: Minnesota River Valley National Wildlife Refuge http://mrvac.org Fort Snelling State Park http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/fort_snelling/index.html Old Cedar Avenue Bridge over Meadow […]

White Bear Lake Bluebird Workshop

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 […]

Hang a Feeder and They Will Come?

A Novice Bird Feeder’s Journey to Successfully Attracting Birds by All Seasons Wild Bird Store (in Eagan) employee, SANDRA TOCKO If you are reading this, you are either currently feeding birds or aspire to do so. Hopefully you are not in the same position I was four years ago—throwing money into the bird feeding industry, […]

VIDEO: 5 Winter Bird Myths

This Video Debunks 5 Winter Bird Myths Common to the Twin Cities Metro Area For more information (including two additional myths), see our January/February 2017 edition of our Bird’s-Eye View Newsletter! Save Save

Nesting Owls: Signs of Spring!

Guess Who’s Feeling Frisky? It may not feel like spring to us, but the owls are beginning to feel a bit frisky these days. Sometimes at night you can hear their hooting and calling. The calling is a part of their mating ritual. The males usually stay in one area and call out to females […]

Sky Café Feeder Pictured in Star Tribune Article

Customers Request Feeder Pictured in Article about Carrol Henderson’s New Book We’ve had several customers come in to the stores lately with a clipping from the December 23, 2015 article in the Star Tribune about birder Carrol Henderson’s new book. The book, Feeding Wild Birds in America, looks like a great read—it  features practical advice […]

Crow Using Tool Experiment

In this amazing video (below), you’ll see a crow think 8 steps ahead as it secures tool after tool to get a piece of meat. It’s just one example of how smart birds can be! Source: BBC TWO

How to Use Suet Plugs with Suet Logs

Woodpeckers of all types are attracted to easy-to-use and attractive suet logs. In this video, Wayzata Store Manager Melissa Block, shows how to fit standard suet plugs into holes of varying sizes by simply heating them a little. Transcript: Hi I’m Melissa I’m the manager or our Wayzata All Seasons Wild Bird Store and today […]