January 21, 2022 | Kelly Barany, Chin Ridge Seeds (en-CA)
This article talks about the new trend of health care professionals prescribing "time in nature" as a way to naturally help people heal mentally and physically. It also discusses how feeding the birds fits into spending time in nature with similar benefits.
December 06, 2021 | Myrna Pearman, Chin Ridge Seeds (en-CA)
Black oil sunflower seeds hold the distinction of being the most sought-after of all feeder seeds. In fact, sunflowers are not only dined on by dozens of bird species, but they are also eaten by a myriad of other creatures - from bees and many other species of insects to coyotes and deer. So nutritious and packed with essential nutrients are black oil sunflower seeds that they are also added as a dietary supplement for horses.
December 02, 2021 | Myrna Pearman, Chin Ridge Seeds (en-CA)
As we head into the holiday season, bird watchers will be marking their calendars with an additional yuletide activity – the Christmas Bird Count (CBC). Interestingly, the CBC—now the longest-running and most important bird census in the world—didn’t start out as a wildlife-friendly activity.
November 02, 2021 | Myrna Pearman, Chin Ridge Seeds (en-CA)
November – a month typified by shorter daylight and dropping temperatures - is a great time to get started on a backyard bird feeing program. Not only will bird feeding stations help our avian neighbours survive the long cold winter ahead, but having wild birds within view is guaranteed to make a Canadian winter more interesting and inspiring.
October 15, 2021 | Myrna Pearman, Chin Ridge Seeds (en-CA)
Blue Jays are the quintessential birds of fall. They are both vocal and visible at this time of year as they flock together, roaming the woods and descending on backyard bird feeders. Not only is their brilliant cerulean plumage dazzling against a backdrop of yellow and red fall colours, but their raucous chatter livens up our neighbourhoods.
March 28, 2020 | Kelly Barany, Chin Ridge Seeds (en-CA)
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 (en-CA)
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 (en-CA)
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 (en-CA)
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 (en-CA)
Hot summer days can be hard on wildlife including birds. Here are some tips to help your backyard birds survive the heat of summer.