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.
May 18, 2016 | Kelly Barany, Chin Ridge Seeds
With the May long weekend approaching, gardeners are chomping at the bit to get out and get plants in the ground if they haven't already started. If you are one of those gardeners and if you are still trying to decide on what to plant this year, we have a few suggestions for plants that will attract birds while beautifying your yard.
March 17, 2016 | Kelly Barany, Chin Ridge Seeds
One of the Facebook groups that I belong to is Alberta Birds. It is a wonderful group, full of very active members. Every day I get to see wonderful photographs of birds that people have seen in the wild or the backyard.
October 14, 2015 | Kelly Barany, Chin Ridge Seeds
While many of us faithfully buy peanuts for backyard bird feeding, have you ever stopped to wonder about where peanuts come from?