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Coolness of the New Quad Suet Feeder August 03 2017

Multi-Use Bird Feeder

Get fruit, nesting material and suet all in one conveniently mod bird feeder that lets lots of birds dine on the inside or outside... except when you're standing there taking a picture!

The Quad is actually a multi-use feeder with great versatility. Sturdy construction and innovative design offers year-round use to keep feathered friends a-flocking to your place!

Adding fruit in summer attracts vivid migratory birds like orioles and tanagers, while nesting materials in early spring entices resident birds to nest and raise their families... whether they use birdhouses or not. Bluebirds, house finches, goldfinches, cardinals and others even nest through the summer.

Suet may be offered year-round as the "doughs" or no-melt varieties and popular fruit &  bug blocks are made for warm-weather feeding. There's no lard in the recipes which often turns rancid in heat. Rainy day idea: make your own suet and store it in the freezer for use down the road.

By offering birds more than just plain ol' birdseed, you'll be seeing new species, new colors and hearing new songs! With migrations in spring and fall especially, more options will attract more birds.

Don't forget the birdbath (or two) as fresh water is the absolute easiest way to entice feathered friends. Dreading the thought of stagnant water and mosquitoes? No worries! Options abound for adding moving water to your bird bath.

You can go wish solar, electric, battery-powered or something run from the hose/spigot. Fountains, misters, drippers, wigglers and other bird bath accessories exist to tackle the problem of stagnant water and mosquitoes laying eggs! Plus moving water really does pique a birds' interest.

Multi-use bird feeders are a great option (especially inexpensive sturdy ones) if you're just getting started with backyard birds and habitat. You're able to change it up and see who visits? Learn what birds prefer what and of course... what they may not like as well. It's all part of discovering the great hobby of backyard birding!

Earth Day and Mother's Day Equals Mother Earth! April 23 2017

Save the trees please... the Best Gifts for Mom are Gentle on Mother Earth!

Rustic Reclaimed Church Birdhouse for MomNot all birdhouses are created equal. Many on the market require newly sourced lumber, but thankfully the trend has shifted to reclaimed wood from barns and other old structures for rustic, vintage appeal. These eclectic bird houses are totally functional and meant for the birds- most being one-of-a-kinds too (our offerings are anyway).

With entries sized for bluebirds and other usual suspects, each features an easy clean-out for nest removal. Ample room from entry to floor space helps keep babies safe from predators and keeps nests cozy & dry. This is important bird stuff! Generous bases allow for easy pole or post mounting as well. Handmade and built to endure the elements for many seasons to come, tall church birdhouses like this will host many happy birdie families over the years!


Vinyl with Copper Roof Bird FeederSome other very cool birdhouses are created from man-made materials like vinyl and recycled plastic. The fancy name here would be poly-lumber. This stuff rocks because color is actually integrated with materials. Scratches, dings and dents are barely visible, the material won't crack, rot or split as wood often does over time and clean-up is a breeze due to the non-porous surface.

Houses and feeders in durable PVC/Vinyl feature copper roofs that are simply stunning for long-lasting curb appeal. In fact, so long-lasting... they're guaranteed for life :)

In the bird bath department (easiest way to attract birds) of reclaimed and salvaged, teak root bird baths are a natural in the garden! Set upon a short stand or placed directly on the ground, birds adore them for their texture and also because birds tend to bathe more naturally at ground level.

From small to extra large (only one of those monsters), the smaller size also works well with a deck bracket that attaches to the deck or porch rail. Hand carved by local artisans in Indonesia, each is unique with it's own grain, texture and character. Definitely a keeper to last for many years!
Teak Ground Bird Baths


So there you have it, Unique Gifts for Mother's Day that are gentle on Mother Earth! Be it a birdhouse, bird feeder or birdbath... It's a lovely way to celebrate Mom and Mother Nature too! Because it's more than just the 3 R's of "Reduce, Recycle, Reuse", each of these unique gifts contains an artisan's individual talent and/or their passion for birds. All make long-lasting gifts that bring real joy and happiness via feathered friends!

Make Mom's Day special with a one-of-kind piece to entice more songbirds to her place!

New Humm-Bug and Hand Painted Hummingbird Feeders April 04 2017

One trick to attracting hummingbirds is having feeders out prior to their arrival. Instinctively, they return to the same spots as last year- better known as site fidelity. New and innovative feeders for hummingbirds

Offer Birds Shelter Beyond Birdhouses March 12 2017

Birdhouses are ideal for nesting and even roosting on cold nights, but natural shelter and cover is

First Blooms Signal Time to Clean Birdhouses February 20 2017

Although resident birds may be roosting in your bird houses on chilly winter nights, the first blooms of spring are a sure sign the nesting season is underway. Regardless of location...

Best Garden Gifts for Valentine's Day February 06 2017

The great outdoors always brings a sense of calm and relaxation, it's just soothing for the soul to be among nature. Whether rafting down a rapids, hiking, or just chilling in own your yard.

New Year - New Bluebird Birdhouse January 13 2017

Face it, real estate's tough out there if you're feathered and in search of a new birdhouse!

Gift Idea 12- Living Wreath Planter and A Merry Little Christmas! December 25 2016

The Living Wreath Planter appeals to all gardening types whether bird folk or not!

Gift Idea 11- The Gift of Zen Sculptures & Chimes December 17 2016

The Living Wreath Planter appeals to all gardening types whether bird folk or not!

Gift Idea 10- A Hanging Bird Bath to Soothe the Soul December 15 2016

Even if they have no yard at all... you can get someone hooked on birds by gifting a cool hanging bird bath!