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What are Solitary Cavity-Nesting Bees

What are Solitary Cavity-Nesting Bees

Cavity-nesting bees build their nests inside tunnels left behind by insects, in the hollow stems of certain plants, and artificial bee houses and hotels. Most cavity-nesting bee species don't cause damage to your deck or home because they nest in pre-made holes instead of boring into wood.

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Seed or Suet: Which Is Best?

Seed or Suet: Which Is Best?

Seed and suet are both fine choices to feed birds, but which truly is the better option at your bird feeders? The answer depends on many factors and can change throughout the year.

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5 Benefits of Raising Solitary Bees

5 Benefits of Raising Solitary Bees

As their name suggests, solitary bees are solo creatures – which means they aren’t submitted to the same pressure of protecting a communal hive as seen with honeybees or wasps. In fact, solitary bees are extremely uninterested in attacking intruders or defending their turf.

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Gift Ideas for Bird Lovers

Gift Ideas for Bird Lovers

Gift shopping is tough. Luckily, there are plenty of great things you can get for a bird lover, from binoculars to bird feeders.

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How to Attract Redpolls

How to Attract Redpolls

The most noticeable distinction that redpolls show off is a bright red dab on the top of the head, thus the name redpoll (‘poll’ is an antiquated word for ‘head’). The ruby red crown is the easiest way to spot a redpoll in the yard and tell it apart from other finches. Body color, on the other hand, can vary among redpolls. For example, the Common Redpoll has brown body feathers with heavy streaking, while the Hoary Redpoll has whitish body feathers with minimal streaking.

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How to Attract Siskins

How to Attract Siskins

The Pine Siskin, also referred to by its Latin name of Spinus pinus, is a petite bird with subtle brown streaks and touches of yellow. Though often mistaken as a sparrow because of its modest markings, the Pine Siskin is actually a type of finch – which comes as no surprise when observing its playful behavior, body shape, and call notes.

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Mysterious Illness

Mysterious Illness

At this time, both State and Federal wildlife officials don’t know the exact scale of the outbreak nor exact cause of deaths, but they are actively working to identify the cause of these cases. 

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The Best Bird Feeders for Cardinals

The Best Bird Feeders for Cardinals

Attract more cardinals to your yard with any one of these exceptional bird feeders that focus on smart, easy-to-use designs catering specifically to redbirds.

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squirrel-proof bird feeder

How to Use a Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder

Squirrel-proof bird feeders are highly effective, but only when used properly. Learn how to optimally set up your squirrel-proof bird feeder, and additional tactics that can help ward off squirrels.

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