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Archives for Jill Staake
Jill lives in Tampa, Florida, and writes about gardening, butterflies, outdoor projects and birding. When she's not gardening, you'll find her reading, traveling and happily digging her toes into the sand on the beach.
Make a DIY Spiderweb Halloween Planter
Assemble this slightly spooky Halloween planter with a few inexpensive items from the dollar store. Then fill it with fall flowers for a festive fall look.
Recycling Pumpkins for Birds and Wildlife
5-Minute Garden Chores for Fall
How to Make a Tipsy Pumpkin Planter
Native Shrubs for Birds: American Beautyberry
Top 10 Fall Vegetables to Extend the Harvest
Learn the Story Behind the Rescue of a Special Bald Eagle
Good bird photography often tells a story or captures a moment. Learn about a special...
6 Common Swallowtail Butterflies You Should Know
Learn about six of the most common swallowtail butterflies in the United States and how...
5 Easy Ways to Help the Bees
Native bees and honeybees are struggling in many places. Make the effort to help bees...
How to Make a DIY Wine Bottle Hummingbird Feeder
Decorate a wine bottle with glass paint to create this easy DIY hummingbird feeder.
Add Native Plant Blazing Star to Butterfly Gardens
This native American wildflower blooms into early fall, providing nectar for late-season butterfly garden visitors.
7 Summer Nectar Flowers That Attract Butterflies
Looking for summer flowers that attract butterflies? Try these easy-to-grow choices that butterflies will love.
How to Safely Observe Nesting Birds
Seeing baby birds grow and fledge is one of the joys of spring. Learn the...
Perfect Hummingbird Gifts for Every Occasion
Need a present for a hummingbird lover? Choose one of these special hummingbird gifts, including...
10 Perfect Gardening Gifts for Father’s Day
If the dad in your life loves to spend his time outdoors, here are some...
10 Owl Shirts Every Bird Fan Should Own
Who doesn't love owls? Whether you're a birder or not, you're sure to find something...
Add Plants With People Names to Your Garden
These plants and flowers make good gifts for people with those names or a fun...
8 Gardening Subscription Boxes You’ll Love to Unbox
Ready to try something new? These gardening subscription boxes deliver new seeds, plants, tools and...
Backyard Citizen Science for Nature Lovers
Count birds, report caterpillars, plan a habitat... there's something for every nature lover to enjoy...
Photographing a Phenomenon: The Yellow Northern Cardinal
Professional photographer Jeremy Black tells us about his experiences with the yellow Northern Cardinal, and...
Flower Pot Easter Eggs
Display your Easter eggs in mini flower pots with flower petal accents for a charming...
Get Ready for Baby Birds! 7 Tips for a Successful Nesting Season
Make way for nestlings! Springtime means baby birds. Learn how you can prepare your yard...
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9 Unique Birdhouses Birds Can Actually Use
Decorative and unique birdhouses are fun, but not always practical for birds. These choices provide...
5 Lucky Shamrock Facts for St. Patrick’s Day
Learn how to tell fact from blarney when it comes to this symbol of Ireland!...
A Beginner’s Guide to Camellias
Camellias are beloved in the south, where their evergreen leaves and fall-to-spring bloom season make...
Beyond Feeders: 5 More Ways to Attract Hummingbirds
What's the relationship between spiderwebs and hummingbirds? Find out with these 5 tips to help...
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