the backyard ombudsman

The Backyard Ombudsman: Install A Natural Snag!
by Ken Rudman
Ok birders! Some of the most high profile questions we birders get is “what can I do to attract birds to my neck of the woods?” Now is the time of year, if you haven’t already, to start thinking about what plans you have in mind for your outdoor garden projects, esp…
The Backyard Ombudsman: Do It Yourself Pest Control
If you have planted a garden and or have a pond or water attraction built into your backyard network, then you are well aware of the fact that these items also attract the unwelcome pests like bugs and mosquitoes. The first thing people may do is expend some sort of common pesticides or pest…
The Backyard Ombudsman: How To Make Hummingbird Food!
Many of us pride ourselves in home made goodies. It’s fun to make home made goodies for our local avian friends as well. Whether it’s bird suet, artificial cavities, or hummingbird food, it can be very fun and challenging to prepare a tasty meal for those we are wanting to attract &nd…