If you have a wooded area on your property, resist the temptation to cut down standing dead trees. They provide valuable habitat for birds, insects, and rodents and other small mammals. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
“In between this weekend’s raindrops, I was able to capture some photos of this pair of loons near a loon nesting box on Pattee’s Pond in Winslow.” Photo by NRCM member Linda Woods of Winslow, Maine To see past My Maine This Week photos, or to submit a photo of your own to be featured… Continue Reading
Attract Maine’s tiniest bird, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, by purchasing a feeder at your local hardware store or garden shop. Wash it with warm soapy water and rinse it well, then fill with a combo of one part sugar and four parts boiling water (red food dye unnecessary). Let cool before filling feeder. Refrigerate extra nectar… Continue Reading
Did you know that Saturday, May 13 was International Migratory Bird Day? “Migration is on the run! Yeah! Many warblers have to Wells Forest in the last few days,” writes longtime NRCM member Pam Wells of Old Town, Maine, who shared these photos of some of her visitors over the weekend. To see past My… Continue Reading
Children will eventually inherit the planet. Raise them to value the environment by encouraging their love of nature. Keep a bird feeder in clear view of a window—have a bird book handy and help them identify what they see. A pair of binoculars can also help. Keeping a family bird list on the fridge listing… Continue Reading
About a billion birds are killed each year by colliding with windows. Help birds steer clear of windows by putting a visible pattern of tape on your large windows and glass doors. Or paint a seasonal design on the glass with nontoxic tempera paint. Decals may also help, as birds see them as objects to… Continue Reading
Spring migration is here and birds are at risk. House cats kill 200 million birds a year. Cats are not a natural part of the environment, and birds and other wildlife are paying the price. Keep cats inside—good for birds, safer for your pet. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip… Continue Reading
“Watching nature do what nature does can be very entertaining. Seeing wildlife and geographic shows on television, considering vast improvements in photographic technology, can be a breath-taking experience. Seeing it first hand, and providing your own story line has its own remarkable rewards. It’s with those thoughts that I share my weekly NatureShots photo files… Continue Reading
When choosing plants for your yard, include perennials that offer food for wildlife. Birds and small mammals benefit from fruit- and nut-bearing shrubs without doing the plants any harm. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.