It’s been a brutal winter, even here in the south, so this tiny, yet wonderful sign is hugely welcomed. Prepping the first birdhouse with a metal portal (as the squirrels chewed the wood entrance) and cleaning out an old nest felt pretty good….nesting season’s almost here!
Providing nesting birds with real homes is important. Offering food and water is part of it, but shelter is a must. Competition for nest boxes is fierce – there’s just not enough of them to go around. Decorative bird houses help to fill the void by giving birds a roosting spot on cold nights, and a place to nest and raise their young. Brighten up any environment with functional, yet decorative bird houses and invite parents and fledglings to grace your property this spring. The sites and sounds are well worth it!
Many birds will nest in cavities – holes found in trees and fence posts. Some can chisel and craft their own homes, like woodpeckers, but most must find suitable diggs to nest and raise their young. Sadly, these nest boxes are very far and few between.
Even with unique birdhouses, you’ll help alleviate this problem, as more than fifty species of birds will use nest boxes or birdhouses.
Totally fun, yet functional housing for your feathered friends to raise a brood or two! High quality, unique birdhouses make wonderful and long-lasting gifts for nature enthusiasts, plus you know they’ll actually be used and enjoyed for years.
For your own yard, these birdhouses brighten up any environment, and still provide a valuable home for wild birds. A better bird-watching experience awaits as the sites of parents and yound in the yard never cease to entertain and amaze! With a fresh water source or birdbath, you’re well on the way to creating a bird-friendly oasis. A feeder or two, housing, water, and no pesticides or chemicals and you’ve got it…Happy Birding!
Fundraiser and “Friendraiser” to Raise Awareness of Organization Dedicated to “Fixing” Homeless Cat Problem Seeks Event Sponsors
Los Angeles, Calif. – January 12, 2010 – FixNation (http://www.fixnation.org), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to solve the unnecessary overpopulation of cats, has partnered with the national tour of CATS for a one time fundraising and “friendraising” event at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood on March 10, 2010. The event will feature a private VIP cocktail reception with a celebrity host (TBD) followed by a performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s venerable hit musical CATS. Tickets for the event are available to the public for $250 each and include the reception and a well-situated seat at the performance.
FixNation is currently seeking sponsorships to help underwrite the costs of the event. Two levels of sponsorships are available: a Title Sponsor, for $25,000; and an Associate Sponsor for $10,000.
For more information on becoming a sponsor, contact Mark Dodge, president of FixNation at email@example.com or call 818-735-6531.
FixNation is a nonprofit organization devoted to “fixing” the homeless cat population in Los Angeles by operating a free, high volume spay/neuter clinic for homeless, stray and feral cats. FixNation provides public education and resources for Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) programs and also provides low-cost spay/neuter services for tame companion cats. Through early grassroots volunteer programs and a full-time clinic, FixNation has fixed more than 40,000 cats since its inception.