A wide variety of people love to feed a wide variety of birds, and these nature-lovers, in turn, have a wide variety of attitudes about squirrels. Some folks want the best recipe for squirrel stew, while others want to know how to keep the blue jays out of the squirrel feeder. Scott Menough, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited of Denver, offers tips on protecting your bird feeder from pesky critters.
August and hot can be used interchangeably in Colorado. As summer heats up, you may be asking yourself, how can I help our avian amigos stay cool? David Menough, owner of Wild Bird Unlimited of Arvada, offers tips on selecting, placing and attracting birds to a birdbath.
Did you know that roughly 60% of the land area in the United States is privately owned? That amounts to a lot of land, about 1.43 billion acres. These lands not only provide the food, fiber, energy and timber that make our nation hum, but harbor some of the most important habitat for birds. Released yesterday, the State of the Birds 2013 report, with contributions from RMBO, focuses on these private lands and their importance for successful stewardship of birds and their habitats in the U.S.
This summer, as you work on your landscaping, try to select plants that attract wildlife while still enhancing the beauty of your garden. It’s called “naturescaping,” and it can be quite a challenge at high elevations. David Menough, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited of Arvada and a Master Gardener, offers five plant species that are not only beautiful but hardy, fruitful and bird friendly.
Binoculars are an essential tool for any birder, but how do you pick out a good pair? There are many factors to consider to make sure you get the best pair for you. David Menough, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited of Arvada, offers tips on selecting binoculars so you get the best birding experience.
Mid-April has arrived, and every year at this time our minds turn to the same thing. No, not taxes. Hummingbirds! Scott Menough, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited of Denver, offers tips on attracting these spectacular hovering jewels of nature to your backyard.
Birders heading for Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge will find Birding Hot Spots of Central New Mexico a handy guide, covering birding areas from just north of Albuquerque south to the refuge, one of the best-known in the country.