Birdwatching: Dealing with Pests and Predators

We found a great article compiled by the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology on how to deal with the various intruders you can have on your property, particularly with regard to bird feeders and birdwatching.  From bears and raccoons to Canadian geese and aggressive hummingbirds, this article provides a thorough overview of the things to do and not to do with regard to wildlife, vegetation on your property.  There is a lot of great information in this article whether you are a birdwatcher or not. European Starlings The European Starling is … [Read more...]

Beekeeping

Hundreds of thousands of people across the United States are beekeepers, yet we seem to know very little about this activity. To understand the pursuit and enjoyment of beekeeping, we first need to learn the basics of honeybees. Most of us think of getting stung when we think of honeybees and because of that, many people are afraid of them.  We seem to lump all  insects that buzz and sting into one group and this is wrong.  Honeybees only sting when they or their home is being threatened. The drone or male honeybee cannot sting at all and … [Read more...]