Wild Birds– What do they prefer at their feeding station?

Each and every wild bird has their own favorite meals, but the popular sunflower seeds are known to be the favorite among seed-eater birds. This is important information for bird enthusiasts who may want to attract a variety of wild birds to their backyard feeders. This information also explains why sunflower seed is the major ingredient in wild bird seed mixes. There is a wide variety of wild bird seed mixes to choose from for bird feeding, but most mixes are not a favorite among wild birds. There are three main tips for purchasing wild bird seed. The first tip would be to check the label. Smart shoppers usually check the label when they buying food for their families these …

Cleaning Outdoor Furniture – Bird Droppings

Cleaning outdoor furniture becomes a regular task during the warm months when we are using our outdoor living areas more often. There are also plenty of birds around who leave their calling cards in the form of bird droppings on outdoor furniture and fixtures. Prevention is the best way. By putting everything away after use you will keep it in better condition for longer. However, the fact is most of us are not going to be carting outdoor furniture backwards and forwards from storage every time we want to use it. Bird Dropping Damage Just like on the paintwork of your car the acidic bird droppings can cause lasting damage if left unkempt for a period of time. Besides that, …

The Great Salt Lake Bird Watching Festival in Utah

Coming up on its eighth year, the Great Salt Lake Bird Watching Festival is good get away for birders. Of course, a chance to visit Salt Lake City isn’t so bad either. Great Salt Lake Bird Watching Festival The Great Salt Lake Bird Watching Festival is both a mouthful and a great event. Close to Salt Lake City, but actually centered in Farmington, Utah, the festival is put on by the Davis County Tourism agency and typically runs for five days in the last two weeks of May each year. As with many birding festivals, the Great Salt Lake Bird Watching Festival offers workshops for kids and adults. Workshops include everything from building bird houses, birding for kids, and lectures …

Picking the Perfect National Park for Your Vacation

There are so many decisions that go into choosing a vacation destination. When it involves more than just you and your friend or significant other, it seems to get even more complicated. Short and even family vacations should not drive you to drink or pulling all your hair out. These are just a few tips to help you make your choice a little less stressful. The first and easiest thing to ask yourself is what you and the people you will be going with like to do? Are you totally outdoor people, strictly indoor types, or a combination? Are all of you athletic or in good shape? Do you like hot weather, mild or cold seasons? Is sightseeing something you …

kruger National Park-Where to Stay and What to Do

The Kruger National Park was South-Africa’s first National Park and was established in 1926 by Paul Kruger. Covering somewhat 20 000 square kilometers of the lowveld, this park owes its pride to the unsurpassed variety of game, from the Big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo), to hippo’s cheetahs, hyenas and even the variety of bird life and the beauty of the South-African bushveld. The park boasts about its great variety of fauna and flora and includes 500 Bird species, 336 different Tree types, 106 Mammal Species, 114 Reptile Species, 40 types of Frogs, 34 species of Snakes, 5 different types of Iguana, 3 species of Tortoise and 49 Fish Species. Some of the Mammal species include: 1800 Lions, …

Hummingbird Information- Helpful information about the popular hummingbird!

Your hummingbird feeders need to be cleaned, and the humming bird nectar needs to be changed every 3-4 days. If black spots are visible inside your hummingbird feeder, it can be a sign of mold and you will need to scrub it out with a stiff thistle brush. If you can’t reach the spots with a brush, you can mix some sand and water together and shake the feeder vigorously to remove the mold. Never use harsh detergent to clean your hummingbird feeder. Rinse the feeder out with hot water each time you change your nectar. If you do this on a regular basis you should not have a problem with mold growing inside of the feeder. Pesty ants can …

Gambling With Your Shooting : A Sporting Clays Article by Daniel Schindler

The worst thing about being self-taught is the teacher. It’s not that we men aren’t smart because we are. In this case, it’s kind of like the Driver’s Ed teacher saying, “Look, we’ll talk about the brake tomorrow, right now just get your coat and I’ll get the keys.” You’ve been hunting pheasants, quail and ducks for many years. By now, good shooting should pretty much be a no-brainer. Facing your first clay bird, we heard, “Yeah, I can do this, throw me a target.” It’s pretty much a jock mentality. After all, while you may be a bit washer and dryer challenged, you can shoot a shotgun! From 1960 to 1980 I was a very respectable shot in the …

Camping – The Ultimate Budget Vacation

When it comes to enjoying a vacation on a limited budget, it is difficult to beat the appeal of the good old camping trip. After all, it costs next to nothing to pitch your tent in the back country wilderness of your favorite state or national park. A week long camping trip can often cost less than a day or two in a big city or tourist hot spot, while giving the entire family time to bond and enjoy being together. As a matter of fact, camping is one of the most popular family activities, and many families enjoy camping together, sharing stories around a roaring fire, roasting marshmallows, swimming, fishing and all the other great things that come with …

Camping Makes the Weekend Perfect.

Do you have a weekend without anything to do or a weekend when you don’t want to do anything? I know what I’d do. I would pack up the truck and head for the woods. Sitting by a camp fire with your favorite people solves many problems, so you shouldn’t wait too long between fires. My favorite thing to do on a weekend is to camp. Are you looking for an easy way to camp? How about car camping? I love it! First of all, let’s define car camping? When you can drive your vehicle right up to the camp site, that’s called car camping. Even if you’re driving a truck it’s still called car camping. The advantage of car …

Camping Makes the Weekend Perfect.

Do you have a weekend without anything to do or a weekend when you don’t want to do anything? I know what I’d do. I would pack up the truck and head for the woods. Sitting by a camp fire with your favorite people solves many problems, so you shouldn’t wait too long between fires. My favorite thing to do on a weekend is to camp. Are you looking for an easy way to camp? How about car camping? I love it! First of all, let’s define car camping? When you can drive your vehicle right up to the camp site, that’s called car camping. Even if you’re driving a truck it’s still called car camping. The advantage of car …