Recent Blog Posts

  • Keep Your Pets Safe and Happy During the Holiday Season

    December 1, 2011
    The Humane Society of the United States is reminding people that as they celebrate the season, many of the things that make the holidays special — the hustle and bustle of travel and large gatherings, festive food and beverage, and holiday decorations and plants — may also pose hazards for our canine and feline friends.
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  • Getting Gardens Ready for Winter

    November 15, 2011
    With the first blasts of arctic air from Canada comes the cold, hard truth that winter is right around the corner.
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  • Gardening Tips for November

    November 1, 2011
    You've raked up the leaves but the snow hasn't fallen yet. There are still things in the lawn and garden that need to be done!
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  • How to Prepare Your Bird for Winter

    October 15, 2011
    Most birds that are kept as pets are native to a rainforest climate. These pet owners must take steps to prepare their bird for the change in temperature and humidity that occurs during indoor winters.
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  • Best Foods for Migrating Birds

    October 1, 2011
    It's an old wives' tale that feeding birds during migration will keep them from completing their journeys – in fact, offering nutritious foods gives birds an edge in surviving migration.
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  • Squirrel-Proofing Your Bird Feeders

    September 15, 2011
    Squirrels can hog all the seed at your bird feeders if you don't take preventive steps. Here's some tips to keep the furry bandits away and the seed reserved for your feathered guests.
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  • Frightening Facts about Fleas, Ticks and Mosquitoes

    August 15, 2011
    If you think these bugs are scary, imagine how your pet feel!
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  • Rain or Shine: Always Be Prepared

    August 1, 2011
    Farmers are accustomed to dealing with summer droughts that affect plant growth, but even plentiful rain can provide challenges and opportunities for action plans.
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  • Preventing Rose Diseases

    July 15, 2011
    It's no surprise that roses are among the most popular ornamental garden plants: they're beautiful, fragrant, and easy to grow in most climates.
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  • Attracting Bluebirds

    July 1, 2011
    Bluebirds can be found throughout most of the country and are easy to attract with the right nest box placed in an open habitat. There are three species of bluebirds in North America. The Eastern Bluebird lives throughout the East.
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