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Backyard Wildlife Watching

Backyard Wildlife Watching

You don’t have to travel to some exotic destination to observe interesting wildlife.  Odds are good you can find a ton without ever leaving your backyard!  Squirrels, chipmunks, birds, opossum, and turtles are just a few of the many species of wildlife known to frequent our yard, and while our suburban landscape is far from metropolitan, it certainly couldn’t be mistaken as rural!  Interested in attracting some critters to your yard?  Here’s some ways to encourage some furry friends to take up residence… FINE DINING SELECTIONS – For birds, offer a wide variety of seed and feeder options.  Our family…Read the rest of this entry →

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5 Homemade Ornament Ideas for Outdoor Trees

5 Homemade Ornament Ideas for Outdoor Trees

What do you get when you combine a couple of nature lovers, a few basic ingredients, and some holiday cheer?  Christmas decor that’s good enough to eat (for the birds, that is!)  Since the bio-degradable bird feeder we made a while back was such a hit, I’d been on the lookout for similar nature projects to do with Cragbaby, especially for cold, rainy days.  Well our days of late haven’t been very rainy, and have been ANYTHING but cold, but our yard sure does look festive, thanks to all of these great ideas!   CHEERY CHEERI-ORNAMENTS:  Simple enough for even…Read the rest of this entry →

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Green Hour Craft Project: Bio-degradable Bird Feeder!

Green Hour Craft Project:  Bio-degradable Bird Feeder!

Cragbaby and I are always looking for new craft ideas involving nature, so when I stumbled across this idea on this website, I knew it would be loads of fun for both me and C as well as the feathered friends that hang out by our kitchen window.  We decided to do it on a whim, which was perfectly fine since all the materials are stuff we had lying around the house anyway.   It was a pretty even division of labor.  C took on the task of eating the insides of the orange while I poked and threaded the…Read the rest of this entry →

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