Wildlife

How To Clean A Cement Bird Bath

How To Clean A Cement Birdbath

Keep your Bird Baths Clean to Encourage the Birds in your Garden. I admit it.  I am not the best housekeeper in the world.  I’d rather spend time in my garden. But even normal gardening chores have piled up on me this summer.  My only child made a move across the country and there have…

Tobacco Hornworm (Manduca sexta)

Tobacco hornworm caterpillar

The tobacco hornworm is a voracious eater that can do a great deal of damage in a flower or vegetable garden. I decided to prune the dead flowers from my Buddleia (Butterfly Bush) the other day.  It is attracting butterflies like crazy, but most of the flowers were long dead.  I thought pruning it would…

Victoria Crowned Pigeon

Victoria crowned pigeon

Victoria crowned-pigeon – Goura victoria We had visitors from the UK recently and spent a day at the North Carolina Zoo, in Ashville, NC.   The zoo is divided into two parts – North America and African animals.  We spent our time at the African animal exhibits since we all wanted to see the large wild…

Squirrel Damage in a Vegetable Garden.

I am an animal lover.  I don’t like to see any creature being hurt in any way.  I remember sitting at my computer desk last year and watching a squirrel run along my fence line with a whole corn cob that he had retrieved from my compost pile, and thinking “how cute!” It didn’t take…

Hummingbird Accent Throw Pillow 17 x 17″

Every once in a while I find a home decor retail object that I like to share with my readers.  This lovely hummingbird throw pillow is one of those. Details of the Hummingbird Throw Pillow Artist Carolyn Shores Wright captures a moment in time with this beautiful design featuring a hummingbird enjoying a colorful snack…