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Hang a Birdhouse Without Harming a Tree

Wednesday, December 28th, 2022

Hang a Birdhouse Without Harming a Tree: Birdhouses make lovely additions to a yard or garden. They can be aesthetically pleasing! Depending on the type, size, and placement of the birdhouse, can attract a variety of different birds. While the primary consideration when putting up a birdhouse is the birds, there are a few other […]

DIY: Pumpkin Feeder for Birds

Monday, October 31st, 2022

DIY: Pumpkin Feeder for Birds.  Use this quick and easy tutorial by Audubon to make a feeder for birds in your backyard out of a pumpkin. Birds & Beasleys approves!
The National Audubon Society is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to conservation. They protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.

Where to place your bluebird house

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

Jane Beasley with Bird’s & Beasley’s provides tips on where to place your bluebird house. Follow these instructions below.

Nail on fence post, post or garage about 3 to 10 feet above the ground
Face house in east or north direction if possible
Place 200 feet apart if you only want to attract bluebirds
Placing two birdhouses back-to-back or […]

Beginning Backyard Birding

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

Learn the how & whys of backyard birding
Whether you live in a downtown apartment, a city home, or in the country, birding begins at home.  Providing water, food, and nesting sites in your yard will help increase the opportunities for observing birds.  Most importantly, you are helping them to survive as you continue to move […]

Backyard Birding in Montana

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

Dear Friends of feathered friends,
This is a revised list of Montana’s wild birds that will come to feeders and birdbaths.  I have added a few more infrequent visitors and another column with a key telling you which birds are year-round residents, Spring & Summer tourists, or Fall & Winter residents.   There are many other wild […]

Montana’s Hummingbirds

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

Rufous…..Calliope…..Broad-tailed…..Black-chinned, learn more about Montana’s Hummingbirds.
April to September
A hummingbird’s diet is 50% tiny insects on flowers and plants and 50% nectar from flowers, plus nectar from your feeders.

4 cups water….. 1 cup sugar
Bring water to boil then stir in sugar. Return to boil until the water is clear, about 30 seconds.
Cool and […]


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