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How to Attract Bluebirds to Your Yard

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Like most birds, bluebirds need food, water and shelter. Bluebirds however, are particular about what they like. In this article we will discuss proven techniques for attracting Bluebirds and some interesting facts about bluebirds. Continue reading

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Disease prevention

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We occasionally get questions at the Wild Bird House where someone sees a bird that looks sick and wants to know what can be done. Here are a few relatively common feeder bird diseases that people occasionally see. Continue reading

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Attracting bats to your yard

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Bats help us control pests. In fact, some species feast on as many as 1,000 mosquitoes an hour while other dine on thousands of pest beetles and moths a night. There are more than 1,000 species of bats in the world. All of these bats make up about a quarter of all mammals in existence. Bats help many plants: Hundreds of plant species rely on the pollinating and seed dispersal services of bats including bananas, avocados and mangos. Bats are the most diverse group of mammals: The smallest weighs less than a penny and the largest has a wingspan of up to six feet. Bats are the only mammal that can truly fly. Continue reading

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