Wildlife

Tips for Helping Wild Birds in Winter

Tips for Helping Wild Birds in Winter

Do you need to help wild birds in winter? Common sense tells us that of course, birds have survived for centuries without any human help during cold weather. In times past, people had a hard enough time surviving in the wilderness in sub-zero temperatures, let […]

Garden Toads

Garden Toads

One of the many things I love about living in the country is learning about the wildlife that surrounds us. Reptiles have become my friends since moving to the country. Turtles, frogs, toads, snakes, skinks and salamanders are abundant in the woods surrounding our home, […]

Keeping Birds Out of the Garden

Keeping Birds Out of the Garden

Keeping birds OUT of the garden was never part of my plan. I even wrote a book about attracting birds to the garden! Yet birds are destroying my tomatoes this year…crows, to be exact. It’s fair to say I want to murder the murder of […]

A Squirrel with a Sweet Tooth

A Squirrel with a Sweet Tooth

Peaches ripening on one of our trees (photo by Jeanne) My dad, God rest his soul, had a lifelong hatred for squirrels. When he was a kid, his family went away on a long trip. They were gone for several weeks, and while they were […]