Great Backyard Bird Count, happening this weekend around the world, continues until Family Day Holiday Monday.....Become a Citizen Scientist by counting birds in your garden!!
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We have a lovely selection of puzzles always available....and new ones have now arrived!! Puzzles are an excellent way to keep the mind active and a great way to pass the time during cold, snowy days, rainy summer days, holidays or anytime. It seems we frequently hear of folks having a puzzle on the go, often working on it around the dining room table...with family or friends lending a hand!
If you are looking to show your Canadian Pride during the Olympic Games or are attending a "cheer event", we have some Canadian flags available....GO CANADA GO!! A few Canada 150 flags are also available at reduced pricing!!
Wishing everyone a very Happy Valentine's Day!! If you're looking for any last-minute ideas, stop by to check out our selection!!
If you've never dropped by our locale at 1830 Gainsborough Road, London, let us tell you that you will be very impressed, not only with our amazing Wild Bird Feeder & Bird House assortment, but also with our extensive selection of seed & seed mixes...along with our pricing!! With everything from Black Oil Sunflower to Nyjer Seed to Safflower Seed, to Hulled Sunflower, to Peanuts in or out of the shell, to Striped Sunflower and favourite SEED MIXES...we have it all & more!! Suet blocks, Seed Logs, Suet Balls, Corn Cobs, along with containers to offer them, can also be found!! If you follow us on IG, FB or Twitter, you know the birds love what we sell!!
Please, please be aware of your surroundings....at dusk, early a.m. or any time of the day. With all of the snow we have had, animals (especially deer) are on the move looking for their food sources, easily accessible food sources. When you least expect, they could be crossing a country road or a city street as they move from one area of land to another; from areas around an open source of water to a field that had something that might provide some nourishment for them. Whether you are traveling through a small town, a larger city and anywhere in between, be advised to slow down, be alert and take care for your own safety and that of the animal.
It's Groundhog Day!! No matter which groundhog you believe, the "official" first day of spring is Tuesday, March 20th....Are you counting down the days?
Or.....Perhaps you'd rather count down the days til.....
We have recently had many customers report a lack of birds around their feeders. It coincided with above freezing temperatures and melting snow cover....birds were most likely finding food in the wild. However, with a return to cooler temperatures along with fresh snow cover, feeders should be once again busy!! The birds will search out the the easiest place they know of to find nourishment....if that happens to be the feeders in your garden, lucky you!!
If you've got dreams & plans of gardens & planting in your heads, our Garden Seeds are here!!
One just never knows when area wildlife might put on a little bit of a show for all to see!! Yesterday, these Wild Turkeys were foraging for food in a local field. While photographing deer that also appeared in the same field, we suddenly realized these guys were shifting their location, moving across the road in front of us!! While we had parked our vehicle, this serves as a good reminder to pay attention & slow down while driving country roads, city roads...or anywhere for that matter!!
We noticed a couple of days ago that there appeared to be some different birds around our Nyjer Seed feeders. Upon closer inspection and a zoom with our camera, we realized that we did indeed have some Pine Siskins in our garden and at those feeders!! We've heard that this might be a good year for more "winter finches" so we encourage you to keep an eye out for what you might also see!!
The colder temperatures and snow certainly has brought many beautiful birds to our feeders! We have been delighted to welcome a few pairs of Cardinals of late....and we couldn't be happier!
On the dull, cold or blustery winter days, the Eastern Cottontail Rabbits visiting our garden sure can bring a few smiles! One can only hope, with all the snow that we have seen recently, that we do have branches left on the shrubs that occupy our outdoor spaces....time will tell!!
Nature in the City, co-sponsored by Nature London & London Public Library, starts a week from today - Tuesday, January 16!! Nature in the City is a six week series of presentations where information is shared in order to encourage & stimulate interest in the natural world that is all around us....including in the city!!
Lots of us continue to be under some unusually cold temperatures for this time of the year. Added to that, many of us have had plenty of snow over the past several days due to the "open" and "warm" Lake Huron. However, there's nothing like the cold and snow to bring plenty of birds to the feeders!! Reminder, to clear the seed ports of snow & ice, pack or clear snow below for those that feed from the ground and keep your feeders filled!! With this cold, the birds will use their energy to stay warm rather than using it to find food....thanks for helping our feathered friends!
While you might be looking to dispose of your real tree now, please consider placing it in your garden as a way of offering protection for the birds & critters from the cold, predators, etc. While it does provide an excellent spot for them, please be aware that it might also provide a hiding spot for a neighbourhood cat or those very same raptors. You can either stand it up or lay it down.
A few of our favourite "blues" from 2017...
Thank you one and all for your amazing support this past year...
You make us smile each and every day!!
Wishing everyone a fantastic 2018!!
We're open regular hours today (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday), closed as usual on Sunday and also closed on Monday, January 1 for New Year's Day. Wishing everyone all the best in 2018 and hoping you have enjoyed some great holiday time with family & friends!!
Saturday, December 23 will be our final shopping day before Christmas!! We'll be OPEN our regular Saturday hours (9am to 5pm) then we will be closed Sunday, Dec. 24, Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26....See you very soon! Thank you one & all for your amazing support this Christmas Holiday Season!!