• Bat Houses,  Uncategorized

    October is National Bat Appreciation and Raptor Month

    Celebrate Bats & Owls as October recognizes both cool species! There couldn’t be a more fitting time of year to think about bats! The great thing is that bat houses and owl boxes help both species thrive, and they’ll take you up on cozy digs if offered in suitable habitat. Beneficial to have around your property for rodent and insect control, bats and owls could use a helping hand as their natural habitats continue to shrink. If you’ve ever climbed up in the attic to find a bat or two clinging to the vent screen… it can be a bit unnerving! But the flying mammals are fairly harmless and sadly,…

  • Butterfly Feeder,  Uncategorized

    Add a Bee or Butterfly Feeder & Help Pollinators Thrive

    “I am currently turning my weedy flower garden into a bird station with flowers for pollinators! (no more weeds!) I am very excited about my project and will have it completed by next Spring. So I am having fun perusing your website and procuring items to begin installation after Winter. For now, I’m preparing soil and tweaking my plans. Thanks for your wonderful shop! ”  ~Nancy The note above was recently sent in by a customer and  friend… it’s simply music to our ears! Consider adding a bee or butterfly feeder to help all pollinators and to ease the great monarch migration in fall. Fall plantings beyond your traditional mum…

  • Bat Houses,  Uncategorized

    Grandpa’s Pet Bat Didn’t use a Bat House

    They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky… remember the theme song? Maybe old enough like us to mix them up with the family residing at 1313 Mockingbird Lane. It was Grandpa from the Munster’s who had the pet bat! Only showing him in flight, I don’t recall ever seeing his bat house, can you remember his name? Regardless, both of those theme songs keep replaying in the brain. On a more serious note, it’s believed that about 44% of bees have perished this year from pesticide poisoning, which is really scary! Like the birds & bees, bats are also major pollinators of tropical plants and fruit, they’re considered the…

  • Bats & Butterflies,  Butterfly Feeder,  Uncategorized

    Fancy Butterfly Feeders not Required

    Migratory winged ones are on the move! It’s an awesome time of year to catch the action not only of feathered friends- but butterflies too! Although we’ve nary seen a monarch this year (so very sad) a few other butterfly species have been prevalent. Several Swallowtails, Sulphurs and Viceroys to name a few. And even though we have a great selection on our website… they’re not coming to any fancy butterfly feeders. A few alternative options to actual butterfly feeders: •Discarded fruit- provided it’s not too far gone •Nectar producing flowers- preferably native •Leaf misters These things absolutely work to entice the flying jewels! Leaf misters offer a gentle spray…

  • Butterfly Feeder,  Uncategorized

    Butterfly Feeders for Unique Garden Accents and Monarchs

    Buzz about the Monarch’s dwindling population is more than justified. You may have heard about it, but if not check this fact: Since the mid-90’s their decline has reached 90% from the 20-year average. What’s this mean in terms of real numbers? Swap monarchs for people for a second, every person in the US would be gone except for those living in just two states! One of the biggest reasons for their decline is believed to be the disappearance of milkweed- the Monarch caterpillar’s only food source, and also the only plant on which Monarchs will lay their eggs. To name a few other culprits; urban sprawl, extreme weather, new…

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