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Unique Gifts that Really Make a Difference
The holiday season really brings out the best in people. It's the time of year when kids are on their best behavior, you actually get along with your mother-in-law, and you discover your boss is a good guy after all.

How To Attract the Seven Most Desired Wild Birds
Every year, more and more people are adopting "outdoor pets" in their back yard, whether they are squirrels, rabbits or the most popular outdoor pets of them all -- wild birds. People have loved feeding birds almost since the beginning of time, but for most of those years there wasn't much nutritional science involved. We just put bread crumbs or bird seed in the yard and took what we could get. Luckily for wild birds (and those who love to feed them), times have changed...

Make Your Back Yard into a Sanctuary for Outdoor Pets
A huge percentage of Americans have pets. Whether we live with dogs, cats, fish or any other animal friends, we love the companionship they offer. On the other hand, we consider anything outside our home to be "wildlife." While that word is accurate, it can also be misleading...

Bird Watching: An Ideal Hobby for a Nature Lover
Bird watching is a hobby that directly connects you to the environment. Surrounded by the little feathered creatures twittering happily, flapping their wings or trying busily to keep their little households running, you will be able rise above the tensions of every day life. For this experience you do not have to travel to a wild life sanctuary, you can create one right in your own garden...

Copper Birdbaths
When we were younger, metal birdbaths were less visible than their concrete counterparts. However, as the benefits of metal birdbaths began to become more evident, copper birdbaths gained in popularity...

Mosaic Birdbaths
The first time I saw a mosaic birdbath, I was sold. For sheer beauty and practicality, nothing can match these birdbaths, and after installing one in my garden, I was amazed at the change that it brought about in terms of decoration...

Birdbath Fountains
As a first grader, I remember being fascinated by birdbath fountains, because our neighbor's garden had one and I would spend hours watching the birds cavorting in it. I remember suggesting to my teacher that we should have a birdbath fountain in school, and she was sporting enough to give me the go ahead. So in one corner of the playground came up my first birdbath fountain, a plain concrete item that my mother helped me find at a yard sale. Since then, I have always had a birdbath fountain wherever I've gone, and I have met lots of people who enjoy having this affordable, easy to install and great-looking addition to their gardens...

A Solar Birdbath Adds Life to Your Garden
Imagine how beautiful it would be if a flock of chattering birds gathered every morning in your backyard and filled your garden with energetic vibes with their vivacious chirping and flapping of wings. Well you can have this little piece of drama enacted in your garden every day throughout the year, if you make arrangements to install a solar birdbath in your garden or lawn...

Give Your Winged Neighbors a Treat with Wild Bird Food
Wild bird feeding has emerged as a popular hobby among a large section of Americans. Today bird feeding is no longer a mere pastime that involves thrown away scraps of food...

Sugar Water Hummingbird Food
Filling your bird feeder with a sugar water hummingbird food is a nice gesture towards these extremely agile and pretty little creatures that come into your garden...

Suet Bird Food
A friend of ours recently called to report the spectacular rise in avian visitations to her bird feeder once she began putting out suet bird food. From a measly 10-15 birds per day, she claimed, the number had risen to around 40, after which she lost count! Coming as it did just as we were about to post this article, the report bucked us up no end. So without further ado, here are our thoughts on suet bird food...

Bird watching with Binocular Cameras
The basic equipment that one needs to start bird watching is a binocular and a field guide book. With good binoculars you will be able to get better clarity and color quality of the images with the minimum possible distortion...

Stone Bird Baths
Stone bird baths combine a traditional and aristocratic style of decoration with an awareness of your environment and those who share it with you...