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Get Ready for Spring Nesting Now

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Spring is right around the corner. If you’d like to share the beauty of this miraculous time of year with your family, now is the time to get your birdhouses ready. Birds begin looking for suitable nesting sites now. David Menough, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited of Arvada, offers do’s and don’ts for selecting the right birdhouse.

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Squirrels: Feed Them or Defeat Them?

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A wide variety of people love to feed a wide variety of birds, and these nature-lovers, in turn, have a wide variety of attitudes about squirrels. Some folks want the best recipe for squirrel stew, while others want to know how to keep the blue jays out of the squirrel feeder. Scott Menough, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited of Denver, offers tips on protecting your bird feeder from pesky critters.

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State of the Birds Report Focuses on Private Lands

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Did you know that roughly 60% of the land area in the United States is privately owned? That amounts to a lot of land, about 1.43 billion acres. These lands not only provide the food, fiber, energy and timber that make our nation hum, but harbor some of the most important habitat for birds. Released yesterday, the State of the Birds 2013 report, with contributions from RMBO, focuses on these private lands and their importance for successful stewardship of birds and their habitats in the U.S.

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Bushes for Birds: What Flora Best Attracts Avifauna?

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This summer, as you work on your landscaping, try to select plants that attract wildlife while still enhancing the beauty of your garden. It’s called “naturescaping,” and it can be quite a challenge at high elevations. David Menough, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited of Arvada and a Master Gardener, offers five plant species that are not only beautiful but hardy, fruitful and bird friendly.

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