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March 18
Fewer mosquitos, fewer frogs?

Fewer mosquitos, fewer frogs?

We make wild life complicated
Home & Garden
March 7

A technical issue with bird names

Proposal: drop the possessive apostrophe now used in some names
Home & Garden
February 26

Proposal would eliminate possessives in bird names

It would be Lincoln Sparrow, not Lincoln's Sparrow
Home & Garden
February 22

Sound made visible -- new books on bird song

Eastern and Western guides to North American birds
Home & Garden
February 18

When we have the same weather as eastern Kansas ...

there will be some bird species changes
Home & Garden
February 15

A 12-step program for birders: name that bird

Not a helping hand in the usual 12-step way
Home & Garden
February 13

DNR eagle cam is on

Nest is covered in snow, what else?
Home & Garden
February 11

How do birds survive the winter?

An article from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Home & Garden
February 8

More on the dangerous change in insect population numbers

This is and will be a huge problem for birds
Home & Garden
February 7

No caps, no mittens, just feed me

Keep your feeders clear of snow and full
Home & Garden
February 5

Birding e-Bulletin for January now available

Minnesota's Barmbling is in the news
Home & Garden
February 5

Who's friendly, who's not

Birds know, and react accordingly
Home & Garden
February 1

An interesting email newsletter on things birdy

Once a week, no hooks attached as far as I can tell
Home & Garden
January 31

Suet log for the woodpeckers

Not fancy, but it works
Home & Garden
January 30

Feeding birds in cold weather

Here's a menu
Home & Garden
January 30
Golden safflower seed -- WOW

Golden safflower seed -- WOW

Hemp, not so much
Home & Garden
January 29
Put some suet out for the birds

Put some suet out for the birds

The fat is fuel to help birds stay warm and alive
Home & Garden
January 28

Sparrow identification in a new Peterson reference guide

You won't find a more complete or better written guide book
Home & Garden
January 28

Out of season, for now

About insects and frogs and birds
Home & Garden
January 25

Some things never change, egg color, for example

Dinosaurs created the palette
Home & Garden
January 17

Daily report lists birds of particular interest

eBird is the collection point
Home & Garden
January 17

Ant eggs as feeder food

Also, every child should raise mealworms for the birds
Home & Garden
January 12

Kenn Kaufman's new book makes a timely visit to spring migration

His conversational tone and expertise make this an excellent read
Home & Garden
January 12

2019 Farm bill contained many elements favorable to birds

Here are links to the details
Home & Garden
January 9

The Splendor of Birds, from National Geographic

130 years of photography in a beautiful book
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