Breakfast, Bees, and Wasp Nests

We’re starting to get quite a crowd at the feeders in the mornings. We have one red squirrel, in particular, who is very vocal and quick to chase away anyone he considers to be a threat. The birds and chipmunks tolerate him to some…

Lots of Flowers, Lots of Bubbles

This week, CPT A set up a bird feeder in the back yard for any birds that might prefer a more secluded setting than our driveway dogwood affords. (Actually, he put it up because he found it in the garage and thought it looked…

Feed the Birds…$25 a bag

For several years now, we’ve been feeding the birds year round. And, there have been definite rewards to doing that. My kids can identify many more birds than I ever could at their age. And, the feeders, which hang outside our dining room, have provided us…

Squirrel for Dinner

Normally, we have gray squirrels visiting our bird feeders in the spring and summer. This year, though, all of our squirrels have been red. They’re a smaller version of the grays but every bit as nimble and pesky. Not only are they able to climb the screens…

The Bird Seed Garden

Last week, I finally got around to planting my window box. I found some impatiens on sale at the garden store, popped them into my container and thought I was good to go. Imagine my surprise when, several days later, I noticed the window box…