Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Southern Garden

Hummingbirds' fluttery flight-pattern, incredible ability to hover in front of food sources and overall cuteness always makes seeing them a happy occasion. There are several things you can do to encourage them to frequent your North or South Carolina garden including planting hummingbird-attracting flowers and placing hummingbird feeders. North Carolina's Hummingbirds The hummingbird species living [...]

By |2020-05-13T10:19:36-04:00June 22nd, 2016|Articles For Outdoor Living, Birding, Blogs & Articles, Gardening, It's All Good In The Garden, Lawn and Garden, Products|Comments Off on Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Southern Garden

What to Keep in Mind When Buying Birdhouses

In an urban environment like Charlotte, as trees make way for condominium and other urban buildings, many birds are having a hard time finding a save heaven to nest. Our feathered friends are heavily relying on us to provide them with bird feeders, baths, and houses. Especially cavity-nesting species such as bluebirds are in a [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:12-04:00June 17th, 2015|Birding, Blogs & Articles, Outdoor Living|2 Comments

For The Birds!

Bird feeders are wonderful additions to any home’s yard and with the proper food are sure to attract many of the birds native to the Carolinas. When selecting a bird feeder ask yourself where you would place the feeder and if there are special birds you would like to attract. Will you be hanging the [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:13-04:00February 5th, 2015|Birding, Blogs & Articles|Comments Off on For The Birds!

Keeping Your Backyard Bird Safe

Article Source:  Alex Lieber of   Imagine you're sitting in your backyard, sipping coffee and listening to the rustling breeze. A songbird perched at your bird feeder adds just the right element to complete a perfectly peaceful scene. But danger could be lying in wait for your feathered visitor in the form of a [...]

By |2017-06-02T15:24:32-04:00October 5th, 2011|Birding, Outdoor Living|Comments Off on Keeping Your Backyard Bird Safe

Covid-19 Announcement

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