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The Case for Sunflowers, As If One Was Needed! Certified Habitat #139,583

1998 – I measured, researched, weeded and planted.  Then I submitted a blueprint to have my original property certified as A Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.  119 more words


Non-breeding American Goldfinches

A group of American Goldfinches were foraging in the thickets surrounding Centennial Lake yesterday morning. Those in non-breeding plumage looked starkly different from their bright yellow counterparts. 23 more words


Bird Nerd

I am a self-professed “bird nerd.” My feeder is strategically placed so that I can see it out of every window in the front of our house. 1,741 more words

Guest Post: Backyard Birding Moments pt. 1

The first offspring of one of our visiting Northern Cardinal couples is seen here. A memorable moment was watching the father feed it, then hiss and chase it away. 223 more words

Ontario Birds

The Certified Wildlife Habitat - Creatures Who Make the Gardens Their Home

At any given moment on any given day


Creatures of both the day and night

Make these gardens their home

It is an honor to provide an environment for all to live in harmony… 20 more words



American goldfinches (and lots of birds) love all sorts of seeds! Consider leaving seed heads for the birds to forage. Coneflower (Echinacea), Tickseed (Coreopsis), Sunflower (Helianthus), Ox Eye Sunflower (Heliopsis), Thistle (Circium, Caduus) and Cosmos are just a few favored by our feathered friends.

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