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  • How to Attract Hummingbirds
    Hummingbirds charm gardeners with enchanting beauty
    If you love hummingbirds, you probably already know these enchanting creatures add beauty and charm to the backyard. What you may not know is that a group of hummingbirds is actually called a charm, an apt name for these tiny beauties. You...
  • TOP: Our Heroes think they've escaped free and clear; the Tinman loses heart. BOTTOM: The Lion also excuses himself; Glinda provides counsel.
    Oz on Film, Part One Hundred and Eleven: "Journey" Journal, Part Three
    Woodenhead, with his four riders, creeps cautiously out of the end of the escape tunnel from the Emerald Palace, but somehow Mombi is right there. Her Elephant snatches up the Scarecrow and Toto, leaving Dorothy, Pumpkinhead, and Woodenhead to...
  • Longwood Gardens: About the birds and the trees
    Longwood Gardens: About the birds and the trees
    Spring is not just about the flowers, at Longwood Gardens it is the meadow and forest which have other activities to admire and observe. While the meadow grasses are cut short and the forest gleams vibrant green, this is the season to stretch your...
  • A beautiful bird
    Birds improve quality of life in urban neighborhoods
    A pleasant environment is essential for overall good health in body, mind and spirit. Birds enhance our environment tremendously with their natural beauty and chirping and should be appreciated for this. The Central Ornithology Publication Office...
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    Chilly rain on a spring morning: Gulf Branch Nature Center
    Don’t let a little rain get you under the weather. Put on your rain gear; grab an umbrella and get out there.Several things inspired a hike today at the Gulf Branch Nature Center in Arlington. The drizzle is prompting early plant growth. The...
  • Spring Blue Tit
    Easy ways to help birds during spring migration
    Migration is a stressful time for birds, particularly in spring when they are rushing to reach their breeding range, claim suitable territory, attract a desirable mate and still have enough time to build a nest, incubate eggs and nurture their...
  • Great Blue Heron
    Hoochie earth day event
    Be a guest for The Hoochie, The Nature Conservancy in Georgia’s annual Earth Day celebration, will be held on April 24, 2015. The Nature Conservancy (NCG) works tirelessly creating new projects in metro Atlanta and around the State.The NCG...
  • Grapevine nesting balls
    Attract spring birds to your garden with nesting materials
    Birding and gardening seems to go hand in hand. Many gardeners love to add birdhouses, baths, and feeders to their yard to help entice feathered friends to prime viewing spots. But many overlook an easy and very necessary way of attracting those...
  • Greater Kiskadee
    Wings over South Texas
    READ JIMMY JACOBS' NEW NOVEL: THE CERDO GRANDE CONSPIRACYThe Lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas draws visitors from around world. Many of those come to see the 540 species of birds that pass through this area annually. Whether sub-tropical...
  • Today is a day for the birds
    Today is a day for the birds
    On March 16th, 1916, while Canada was involved in the war in Europe and the U.S. was hemming and hawing, a Migratory Bird Treaty was signed in Washington, D.C., between Canada and the USA.This treaty was mainly due to the work of a man called Wild...
  • Kingfisher in Kruger National Park
    Losing the words to describe birds
    Dictionaries are some of the first reference books children learn to use, but children who use the Junior Dictionary from Oxford University Press will not be able to learn as much as about birds as they could have in previous versions. All...
  • New collar could reduce bird deaths caused by free ranging cats
    New type of collar aims to reduce free ranging cats' effects on bird populations
    A new study in Australia shows that cats wearing brightly colored, scrunchie-like collars are less able to catch and kill certain kinds of prey. Specifically, red and rainbow collars seem to be the most effective.Why is this? According to a Feb....
  • Pico Bonito National Park, Honduras - El Bejuco Waterfalls
    Pico Bonito National Park, Honduras - El Bejuco Waterfalls
    The Pico Bonito National park is located just outside of La Ceiba, Honduras. Easily the biggest and best park around La Ceiba - a short, 20 minute drive from the town center.The park consists of 1,073 square kilometers of lush forest, numerous...
  • Great Backyard Bird Count
    Technology helps make the Great Backyard Bird Count possible
    "People who care about birds can change the world," said Audubon chief scientist Gary Langham. "Technology has made it possible for people everywhere to unite around a shared love of birds and a commitment to protecting them."...
  • Appreciation of animals
    Appreciation of animals
    Most everyone appreciates a good animal story. From childhood to seniors there are times, more often for some, when a good animals story is the best medicine for what ails us. How many remember reading James Herriot’s books in the sixties...
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