Sometimes Starting Over is the Best Option Wildlife Gardens For People New Wildlife Garden Update Progress in My Wildlife Garden Tree Massacre in the Wildlife Garden Cousins and Coneflowers The Birds Nest at Morris Arboretum 5 Steps to The Ultimate Butterfly Garden Very Late First Monarch of the Season Best Nectar Plants for Monarchs and Other Butterflies Black Swallowtail Butterflies and Caterpillars Time for all gardeners to make a difference. The role of gardener has become an important player in our nation's wildlife. Create a rest stop for birds traveling on their migration. About my invitation to a birding FAM trip to Guatemala. Birding at the Asa Wright Nature Center on the island of Trinidad. Using the Essential Elements for birds and other wildlife to create a welcoming habitat. Annual visit to Conowingo Dam to see hundreds of eagles. The dramatic increase in Snowy Owls in places not normally recorded is related to lack of food in their normal range. Attending birding festivals near you is a great way to learn about birds in their natural habitat. See my list of fun birding activities. Some can even be done from the comfort of home. Winter is a great time to see birds in your own wildlife garden as long as you have a lot of native plants with plenty of seeds, nuts and berries to attract wildlife. How Do Birds Stay Warm in Winter? Their feathers have amazing insulating properties. Many birds travel during winter for food more so than the warmer temperatures. There are many ways of giving back to wildlife from creating gardens to working with local organizations who restore wildlife. I’ve been observing a special visitor to my wildlife garden lately, one that my two Plott Hounds get especially excited about–the raccoons that have taken up residence in the abandoned house next to my property. My Plott hounds are quite adept at helping me spot birds... How to preserve wildlife habitat while cleaning up your wildlife garden in Autumn. Collect seeds from native plants around your wildlife garden to plant in other areas of your garden. Early Spring chores in a wildlife garden don't require much time and are a lot of fun!