March 28, 2020 | Kelly Barany, Chin Ridge Seeds
It’s been a very unsettling time in everyone’s life for the past few weeks with the growing concerns of COVID-19. Being asked to self-isolate is difficult for many, but for parents the challenge becomes much more difficult when also asked to confine their kids. This article talks about how to introduce your children to the hobby of backyard bird feeding as a way to entertain them and to help them focus on the joy in nature around us.
June 24, 2019 | Kelly Barany, Chin Ridge Seeds
Love the birds but don’t love the mess that goes with them? Many backyard bird feeders stop feeding birds over the summer, choosing to focus instead on the perfect lawn and garden. However, there is a way to have your perfect lawn and your backyard birds too, if you make the correct bird food choices.
June 21, 2019 | Kelly Barany, Chin Ridge Seeds
Do you know that the plants you have in your backyard, will greatly influence the birds you attract to your backyard? In this article we explore which plants to select for maximum bird watching potential!
October 05, 2018 | Kelly Barany, Chin Ridge Seeds
I am seeing a lot of pictures of blue jays on the "Alberta Birds" Facebook page recently so I know that the jays are frequenting the feeders across the province.
August 06, 2018 | Kelly Barany, Chin Ridge Seeds
Hot summer days can be hard on wildlife including birds. Here are some tips to help your backyard birds survive the heat of summer.
September 24, 2017 | Kelly Barany, Chin Ridge Seeds
A study concludes that people living in neighborhoods with greater levels of vegetation and greater afternoon bird populations had less severe depression, anxiety, and stress.
January 24, 2017 | Kelly Barany, Chin Ridge Seeds
If you want to attract these showy birds to your backyard here is a very brief outline of some of the different types of bird food to consider.
October 25, 2016 | Kelly Barany, Chin Ridge Seeds
Now that winter is approaching, there are a few things that we have remember to do before the snow arrives.
October 24, 2016 | Kelly Barany, Chin Ridge Seeds
So you have followed all the backyard preparation steps and you are getting excited about what birds you will see at your feeders this winter. Who should you expect? Here are some of the usual suspects that we see at our feeders out here on the Canadian Prairies.
July 16, 2016 | Kelly Barany, Chin Ridge Seeds
We often get asked if it is possible to keep birdseed fresh for a longer period of time. While we typically suggest a bird seed shelf life of about 6 months, there are a few things that you can do in order to keep your birdseed fresh longer.