On a recent visit to my mom’s backyard garden in the Midwest, I discovered a favorite source of nectar for hummingbirds and monarch butterflies – zinnias! For just a few dollars worth of seeds, my mom had turned her yard into a wildlife feeding station. Check out the photos!
Mating Mourning Doves
We caught these two adorable mourning doves in their courtship ritual on our back deck. See the romance unfold!
Backyard Birding: How it All Began
Life is full of unexpected pleasures. Find out why we started backyard birding, and get the scoop on what we’ve learned along the way. It’s a hobby you will never regret!
Gardening: My Garden Story
I was so excited to buy my first home more than 20 years ago! But then I realized – WAIT – I’ve gotta take care of this garden! Yikes! Find out how I turned the garden I had inherited into my own, little natural haven.
I caught these two busy bees doing what they do best.
Bird Bath Time!
See the robins and starlings dive and splash in their community bird bath at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, DC.