Attracting Hummingbirds In Minnesota

Attracting Hummingbirds In Minnesota
Attracting Hummingbirds In Minnesota Its April 12th and I’m so excited to see if our family of Ruby -throated hummingbirds come back this year. For the last two years we have had a pair of Ruby -throated hummingbirds living in our backyard. These two birds have become so tame around us that they almost seem like ...

Collecting Sap From Maple Trees

Collecting Sap From Maple Trees
Collecting Sap From Maple Trees In my previous post I wrote about how to tap a maple tree. Now it’s time to start collecting sap from your maple trees. Collecting and storing your sap is a very important step. We are going to go over what you need for supplies. We are also going to ...

How To Tap A Maple Tree

How To Tap A Maple Tree
How To Tap A Maple Tree In the spring of 2013 my brother and neighbor and a couple of friends tried our hand a making homemade maple syrup for the first time. We had so much fun doing it and were actually successful in making some tasty syrup. I decided to do a post on ...

Do it Yourself Wood Duck Conservation

Do it Yourself Wood Duck Conservation
 Do It Yourself Wood Duck Conservation   It’s been a brutal winter here in Minnesota but spring will be here before we know it. Now’s the time to get involved in some wood duck conservation. This would be a great activity for your family or if your involved with some sort of youth group.  I ...

Ringneck Doves Facts

Ringneck Doves Facts
Ringneck Dove Facts Let’s start with the various names you may come across when studying the ringneck dove. Their scientific name is Streptopelia Risoria but they have many common names such as ringneck dove, ring-necked dove, barbary dove, laughing dove, white dove. Ringneck doves were domesticated by humans 2000-3000 years ago. Being domestic you are ...