Attract birds to your yard with water features!
Try these ten tips.
by Bill Thompson, III read about BillKeep it Low. The standard birdbath on a pedestal may look good, but its not the best way to offer water to birds. Think about it: Most natural sources of water that birds use are on or near the ground. Its what they look for in nature. You can use the birdbath pedestal for something else—like your bright pink-mirrored lawn globe, or that sasquatch figurine youve been meaning to deploy. Place the bath basin on the ground or raised up on a cinder block, but keep it within a foot or so of the ground.Keep it Shallow. Birds dont bathe in deep water. Keep the level in your birdbath to about two inches or less. This is perfect for songbirds to wade into and splash around. If your bath basin is deep, place a layer of pea gravel or some large, flat stones in the bottom to offer birds a choice of water levels.
via Top 10 Tips for Attracting Birds with Water :: Bird Watchers Digest.
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WASHINGTON – Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar recently presented the prestigious Citizen’s Award for Bravery to a modest California police detective, David Bavencoff, for his actions to save the life of a hiker in Zion National Park who slipped off Angels Landing Trail. Continue reading
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SALT LAKE CITY— Salt Lake City has joined more than a dozen other U.S. cities in urging national leaders to use the Clean Air Act to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and slow global warming. The city council, in passing a resolution Tuesday night, is the latest city to join the Center for Biological Diversity’s national Clean Air Cities campaign. Continue reading
In a remote corner of northern Canada, Joe Goudie is at work on his very last boat for sale.
The Inuit community in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador once used wood and canvas canoes to navigate the rivers of Labrador.
Goudie, 72, is Inuit, but grew up as that tradition was drawing to a close.
Today, he’s the last person building wooden canoes in this corner of Canada.
“The one thing you need to remember — not just [about] building canoes, but working with wood — the wood is going to want to assume its natural shape,” Goudie says at his workshop. A canoe hangs suspended from the ceiling. “If you force it, it’s not going to work right. So you can’t force it.”
via An Inuit Builder Crafts His Last Canoe : NPR.