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Should a Bird Feeder Be Kept Up All Year Round?

Should a Bird Feeder Be Kept Up All Year Round?

Many people wonder whether they should take their bird feeders down when the weather begins to warm up. They often believe it's better for birds to find their own food when it is in abundance du…
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How to Choose a Purple Martin House

How to Choose a Purple Martin House

Purple martins are a beautiful and popular breed of North American swallow. Their delicate form and majestic flight silhouette have made them a longstanding favorite among birders of all ages, but…
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How Well Do You Know Your Lighthouse History?

How Well Do You Know Your Lighthouse History?

People have been attracted to lighthouses since the first was created thousands of years ago. Here are some fun questions for everyone who loves them.Q: Which lighthouse was the first to use electrici…
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How to Choose The Right Feeder for the Birds You Want to Attract

How to Choose The Right Feeder for the Birds You Want to Attract

You want to bring birds to your own lawn and you know a bird feeder will help. But what type of feeder should you purchase? You should answer a few questions. What sort of birds are around in win…
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Why Your Barn Needs a Cupola and Weathervane

Why Your Barn Needs a Cupola and Weathervane

Close your eyes and imagine a barn. What do you see? Chances are, you’re envisioning a red wooden structure, with big doors that swing or slide open, perhaps a high window or two, a classic gambrel ro…
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3 Amazing Bird Watching Apps

3 Amazing Bird Watching Apps

What better way to identify birds while bird-watching, sitting in your garden, or walking in your neighborhood than with a comprehensive app for your mobile device? The following apps offer a wide ran…
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The History of How Cupolas Came to Be

The History of How Cupolas Came to Be

Cupolas- the ornamental structures that perch atop houses, barns and stables- can be very small or extremely large. For example, a huge cupola sits on top of Rome's St. Peters Basilica. Cupolas res…
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3 Apps to Help You Explore Lighthouses

3 Apps to Help You Explore Lighthouses

Although lighthouses no longer serve to guide mariners as they did in the past, they have become tourist attractions all over the world. Here are three apps designed with the lighthouse aficionado…
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How To Landscape Your Yard To Attract Birds

How To Landscape Your Yard To Attract Birds

Setting up bird feeders in your backyard is one way to attract birds, but it's certainly not the only way. According to the Fish & Wildlife Service, the right landscaping plan may double the numbe…
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