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Rachael Liska

location-pin Milwaukee, Wisconsin

School: University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Expertise: Birding, Gardening, Outdoor Lifestyle

Rachael Liska

  • Contributing Editor, Birds & Blooms Backyard Basics 2023
  • Contributing Editor, Best of Birds & Blooms 2023 Home & Garden SIPs, 2 years, 2009-10
  • Editor, Backyard Living, 2 years, 2007-08
  • Associate Editor, Birds & Blooms and Backyard Living, 3 years, 2004-07

Experience

From managing national magazines to creating content for the biggest brands in the world, Rachael Liska has over 25 years of writing, editing and project management experience in the family, food, gardening, home decor, travel and birding niches. As an avid home gardener and backyard birder herself, Rachael understands the joy her readers get from creating and observing beauty around every bend, and is eager to help them achieve their dreams with a mix of inspiration and practical advice.

Education

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, bachelor of science, English language and literature/letters

Birds & Blooms Editorial Policies


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Articles

Grow Disease-Resistant Plants for a Fuss-Free Garden

Stack the odds in your favor by planning ahead and choosing disease-resistant plants. They're as breathtaking as they are tough!

Attract More Hummingbirds to a Small Garden

You're just a few plants away from hosting loads of hummingbirds! Here’s how to welcome them with even the smallest hummingbird garden.

Grow Nectar-Rich Native Plants for Hummingbirds

From butterfly weed to golden currant, here's how to grow the best native plants for hummingbirds in every corner of the country.