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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. A bumble bee pollinates an Eastern Redbud Tree © Russ Ensley | Dreamstime.com Some examples…

Local Warbler Resources

Mourning Warbler 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 Lake http://oldcedarbridge.com Minneapolis…

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 golf course, Oneka Ridge golf…

Sky Café Feeder Pictured in Star Tribune Article

The photograph of the Sky Café featured in the Star Tribune article. Credit: Glen Stubbe, gstubbe@startribune.com 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…

Crow Using Tool Experiment

A crow uses a final tool after an 8-step puzzle. Source: BBC Two 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 I want to talk about…

Behind the Lens (Full Article)

Note: this blog entry features the full interview of amateur photographer and All Seasons Wild Bird Store team member, Jim Weisman. A portion of this article was printed in the September/October 2015 edition of our Bird's-Eye View in-store newsletter. With patience, a playset blind, and “a lot of luck,” All Seasons Wild Bird Store employee and customer Jim Weisman captures…

Raptors Live! Event August 22nd

SPECIAL IN-STORE EVENT Don’t miss your chance to see live raptors from Warner Nature Center up close and in person! A naturalist will bring live raptors for demonstration, will answer your questions and provide information about these magnificent birds. If you’re lucky, you may even be able to catch the birds at feeding time!   SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 2015 10am–NOON…

Fall Migration Begins

Migration Events to Anticipate in Late Summer to Autumn As you read this, fall migration will be well underway. This generally north-to-south movement follows a similar pattern each year. This list below gives you an idea of what to expect. But always remember, birds don't read the books! MID-JULY Fall migration begins, with the first shorebirds moving southward. MID-AUGUST TO…

Eagan Manager Linda Gorr Featured on Kare 11

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 you to raise and release…

Feed the Birds with Less Mess!

If you’re interested in keeping your lawn and garden free of sprouts and shell mess, there’s a birdseed for you. Kracker Jax, a less-mess bird seed mix Kracker Jax is a mixture of sunflower hearts, peanut hearts, a touch of cracked corn and hulled millet. Because all the seed is hulled you will have no shells on the ground and…

Take Monarch Conservation to Your Backyard

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? Raise Monarch Butterflies Eagan All Seasons Wild Bird Store manager, Linda Gorr, explains in this simple video how…