Steps in caring for doves

A dove-a-dove-in-the-tree

A ring- neck dove

Doves are beautiful birds which are used as a symbol of peace and love, in the Christian cycle especially among the early church we see these birds widely used. There are more than 200 species of doves some of which are the ring-neck dove, common ground dove, mourning dove, Inca dove, red turtle dove, etc…

Attracting doves to your garden and landscapes is a great way to not only have a wildlife garden but helping to bring balance to our eco-system by giving nature a helping hand. As a child both my brother and I who is the elder raised pigeons which are also a part of the dove family.

Read More…

How to kill centipedes

Black Centipede-how-to-get-rid-of-centipede-in-the-garden

A Centipede

There are many creepy crawlers which can be found in our landscapes and garden area, and as creepy as these insects they help to bring balance to the eco-system. One such creepy crawler is the centipede, centipedes are predatory arthropods that feed upon soft-bodied insects such as roaches, spiders, worms, termites, flies, moths, fleas, silverfish other centipedes, etc.. there are more than 1500 species of centipedes which can be found outdoors.

I saw a video at one time where a giant centipede attack and ate a small snake which I found to be pretty amazing. One thing to keep in mind is that all wildlife seeks shelter, food, and water this is what attracts them to our environment, have you ever came across a large centipede? this happened to me on many occasions and to be honest with you it was a surprise but not a good one.

Read More…

Providing a home for crows

A Black Crow

Crows are often used in horror movies to depict an eerie type of feeling I don’t know why I guess because of their peculiar looks and their color why they are used to depict this image but what I have heard is that crows are some of the smartest birds around.

A co-worker related a story to me about watching a nature program on television showing the intelligence of these birds.

The experiment showed where a few crows wanted to eat some nuts which they found but in order to access these nuts the shell had to be broken so what they did was take a nut in their beak fly to the top of the lamp pole waited for a vehicle to pass, once that vehicle got close enough they would let the nuts drop in the pathway of those passing vehicles, that would roll over the nuts breaking them giving the crows access to the nuts inside. Once the vehicles passed these crows would then swoop down for those nuts.

Read More…

Winning the war on rats

A Rat-keep-rats-out-of-yard

A Rat

The presence of rats can be very disturbing especially when they are in great numbers. Rats carry diseases and once they gain access to your home can cause much damage.

I believe if not all most of us have had distasteful experiences with these rodents. Rats will bite holes in your door or wait for the perfect opportunity to slip through and once they have gained access will eat holes in your clothing, consume your food products especially if they are not secured.

Read More…

Tips on attracting chipmunks to your yard

A Chipmunk

In my last article, we looked at how to attract squirrels to your garden and we also discover some fun facts about these little animals but now we turn our attention to attracting chipmunks to our yard, we will be looking at what sets a chipmunk apart from a squirrel along with some fun facts. I promise you this will be exciting.

So you want to attract chipmunks to your yard, this is a great idea because you will be giving nature a helping hand by providing a home and food for wildlife. This method of attracting chipmunks, squirrels, etc… to your yard or garden is known as wildlife gardening and as you will discover is one of my favorite garden types.

Read More…