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COVID-19 and Home Inspections 03-31-20

March 31
I'm sorry for turning my home inspection blog into a newsreel update or online journal on the status of home inspections in Minnesota, but that seems to be what people care about right now.

Blackbirds share, cardinals not so much

March 28
A reflection of what?
Home & Garden
March 26

The world of cats, always the hunters

Explored in depth in new book
Home & Garden
March 25

Behavior patterns on display

Blackbirds and cardinals differ
Home & Garden
March 24

A new, improved edition of the Peterson guide

RTP's original genius recognized throughout
Home & Garden
March 24

COVID-19 and Home Inspections

Things are crazy and unprecedented in the home inspection world. Last week brought some major changes to our everyday lives, and I expect to see more changes this week. To answer the #1 question that our client care coordinators are being asked, the answer is YES. We're still open for business, we're still inspecting houses.
Home & Garden
March 21

Live bird action via birdcams

Your computer will take you there
Home & Garden
March 20

Birdsong on command via cell phone

Kroodsma's new book is his best yet
Home & Garden
March 17

Birding in viral times

Social distancing is important here, too
Home & Garden
March 16

The future of Park Point, a favorite birding destination

Hear web discussion of past, present, future Tuesday, March 17, at noon on your computer
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Home & Garden
March 16

Native landscaping for birds

New look at old subject
Home & Garden
March 16

Ethical behavior for birders and photographers

The ABA birding code is something all of us should know
Home & Garden
March 10

Sharing birds with Mongolia

Geographic overlap
Home & Garden
March 10

Bedrooms don't need closets

Everyone knows that you need a closet in a bedroom to call it a bedroom, right? While this is a universally accepted de facto standard, good luck finding any type of authority that will back this up.
Home & Garden
March 5

Review of backyard bird lineup

Mug shots offer unique look
Home & Garden
March 3

Expensive chimney repairs on old homes

Stucco-covered chimneys make me nervous. This all started about five years ago when one of our past clients asked us to buy him a new $20k chimney, claiming we had missed a major issue with the chimney
Home & Garden
February 28

You've seen the video, now read the book

Birds of paradise and bowerbirds
Home & Garden
February 25

Two-prong outlets

What's the problem with two-prong outlets? Nothing. Lots of old homes have two-prong outlets, and this isn't a defect.
Home & Garden
February 21

Close to Birds, a beautiful new book

Up close and personal
Home & Garden
February 21

A look at the 2019 osprey nesting season

April is when we look at return for 2020 season
Home & Garden
February 18

234 world bird families explained

A bird encyclopedia
Home & Garden
February 18

Hazardous electric panels

The most notorious electric panel is the Federal Pacific Electric Stab-Lok panel, also known as an FPE panel, Federal Pacific panel, or Stab-Lok.