THE WINTER WOOD FUEL PELLETS SALE IS ON NOW!
Winter 2018/ 2019 Tips
Spring is around the corner and native pollinators will start emerging with the earliest flowers such as crocus and iris reticulata. You can help them by put up native bee and pollinator house now available. You can find more information by clicking on the links for the Native pollinators information sheet or the house available.
Test leftover garden seed for germination by placing 10 seeds between moist paper towel, keep seeds warm and moist in unsealed poly bag. If less than six seeds germinate, then fresh seed should be purchased. Onions and lettuce store only for 1 year.
Maple sap runs best when daytime temperatures are in the high 30s to mid-40s and overnight temperatures are below freezing, usually the second or third week of February. Last year the sap ran 3 weeks early.
Stop bark damage to trees and shrubs from voles and rabbits with tree guards or ¼ inch hardware cloth.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s 2resources of particular interest:
BirdCams of nesting birds
Some free apps to enhance your bird watching experience are:
1. Audubon Bird Guide which is a free and complete field guide.
2. Merlin Bird ID by Cornell lab of Ornithology which helps you ID birds in 5 questions, or with a photo of a bird.
3. eBird Mobile App that helps you track your sightings list, find birding hot spots and share your share your sightings with other.