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Surprising Similarities: What’s Going on in YOUR Backyard?

8/15/2014 // By Guest Author

By Kim Kurki, author of World of Birds: A Beginner’s Guide Did you ever think of hummingbirds and woodpeckers as similar? Until recently, I didn’t. Where I live in Eastern North America, Ruby-throated hummingbirds have been lapping up nectar from […] Read more >

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Functional Decor for the Wildlife Garden

6/27/2014 // By David Mizejewski

You can create a wildlife-friendly garden that provides birds, butterflies and other backyard wildlife with the four components of habitat: food, water, cover, and places to raise their young. These things will make your garden attractive to all sorts of […] Read more >

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Which Backyard Wildlife Species Are You?

4/4/2014 // By Dani Tinker

We all have a favorite backyard species, beautiful birds, butterflies, mammals or other wonderful creatures. What if they’re your favorite because they remind you of yourself? Find out which species you are and get ready for Garden for Wildlife Month in […] Read more >

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Wildlife Battle: Team Butterfly vs. Team Hummingbird

10/3/2013 // By Dani Tinker

Today is National Butterfly and Hummingbird Day. That’s a lot to handle in 24 hours. Here’s your chance to show your support for #TeamButterfly or #TeamHummingbird (only the brave will choose to support both)! Let’s raise awareness and show both […] Read more >

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Amazing Animal Hearts

2/14/2013 // By Suzi Letouze

This Valentine’s Day, rather than look at animals’ weird mating rituals or focus on the possibility of a worldwide chocolate shortage, we’re going to stroll down memory lane to examine some amazing facts about animal hearts: To learn more, see the […] Read more >

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Photo of the Day: Feeding Time for Hummingbirds

9/5/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Ruby-throated hummingbird mother (with tongue sticking out) after feeding her chicks   Photo by Flickr member Moments in Nature by Joshua Clark See more of Joshua Clark’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of […] Read more >

Photo of the Day: Gotta Love the Tail

6/16/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Booted Racket-tail Hummingbird Taken in Bolivar, Ecuador Photo by Flickr member Bryan Hix | bdhixphotography.com See more of Bryan Hix’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next […] Read more >

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Photo of the Day: Ruby and Emerald

6/4/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Male ruby-throated hummingbird Photo by Flickr member SX3shooter See more of SX3shooter’s photos on Flickr >> Your Photo Could Be Here We want one of your nature photos to be the next Photo of the Day! Share your images with […] Read more >

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Six Tips For Photographing Hummingbirds

5/30/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Some of the same qualities that make hummingbirds the unique, animated creatures that we love can also make them a challenge to photograph. Here’s some tips that may help you on your quest for great hummingbird photos: Offer Up Some […] Read more >

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Ten Amazing Things About the World’s Tiniest Backyard Birds

5/2/2012 // By Kevin Coyle

Hummingbirds are a definite favorite for so many North American wildlife gardeners, and after you voted last month these tiny wonders have a special place of honor during our Garden for Wildlife Month. There are eight species of hummingbirds that […] Read more >