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Bird Baths (Or How to Have the Coolest Spot in Town)

Posted by Amanda on 17th Jul 2018

We have said it before and we will say it again: If you want to attract birds to your yard, you need to offer a water source. And this isn’t just a suggestion, according to Cornell University, it is one of the best things you can do for your fine feathered friends.However, not all birdbaths are created equal. There are some do’s and don’ts as well as some guidelines that will help yours be the most attractive:DO NOT add glycerin or antifreeze to a birdbath. This has become somewhat c
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June is Great Outdoors Month | JCs Wildlife

Posted by Amanda Joest on 1st Jun 2018

June is bustin’ out all over! Celebrate June by celebrating Great Outdoors Month.What started off as Great Outdoors Week twenty years ago has since grown to span the entire month of June. The observance was created to encourage Americans to appreciate the natural world around them and to forgo screen time for getting in touch with nature and the outdoors.Visit the official Great Outdoors Month site or Recreation.gov for activities and events in your area or ideas on how you can celebrate.#
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Learn How to Garden for Songbirds! | JCs Wildlife

Posted by Amanda Joest on 8th May 2018

Learn How to Garden for Songbirds! | JCs Wildlife
Ahhhhh…. The lovely month of May! No matter how hard Old Man Winter tries to hold on, May just won’t seem to let him.According to the National Wildlife Federation May is Garden for Wildlife month, and we are celebrating by offering tips and information to turn your garden into a haven for wildlife. Stay connected all month.Look for our badge!Week 1: Songbirds!Garden for Wildlife month could not come at a better time. This week, our focus is on songbirds (by the way, be ready to celebrate Bi
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Arbor Day is Friday April 27 | JCs Wildlife

Posted by Amanda Joest on 27th Apr 2018

Does anyone else remember Arbor Day Foundation commercials playing during Saturday morning cartoons? I may be dating myself here, but I will never forget Carly the Cardinal telling me that "trees are TERRIFIC!"I agree with Carly. Trees are pretty great. We can all show our appreciation for "the best things ever planted" this Arbor Day: Friday April 27.Visit the Arbor Day Foundation site to learn what you can do to celebrate the importance of trees.
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National Park Week and Earth Day 2018 | JCs Wildlife

Posted by Amanda Joest on 20th Apr 2018

If you love the great outdoors, or even if you simply believe that we should take care of this one planet we were given, mark your calendars. National Park Week 2018 is April 21-29 and Earth Day is April 22.National Park Week, sponsored by the National Park Service, celebrates America’s natural spaces and the history and culture behind them. The theme for 2018 is “Park Stars”. Stars of all kinds will be honored throughout the week, whether they are part of your favorite constellation or a
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