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RDG Spring Prep 2017

Food, Feeder, and Fotos!!!
Posted on March 3, 2017 by Wan Chi Lau in Birds, Photography, RainyDayGarden, RainyDayPhotography // 0 Comments

This has been a crazy Winter here in New England. We got a lot of rain, a few snow storms, and some single digit nights followed by 50ยบ plus days. On the last weekend before the end of February, the mercury briefly topped 65ยบ! Not sure how March is going to fare, but the RainyDayGarden folks are already thinking Spring


Cole’s Wild Bird Feed

During March and April, food in the wild is low because new growth/plants have not quite emerged. We like to put out food during this time to make sure our feathered friends are able to get over the hump The wild bird feed we use comes from Cole’s. We like Cole’s because they don’t use any fillers. Not using fillers means that nothing gets picked out by the birds and flung to the ground. The following are the blends we have used with great success in previous years:

The new one for us this Spring is the Dried Mealworms. Mealworms are high in protein and good to offer during nesting season. BTW, mealworms can also be a good protein source for people as well (baked/fried versions are packaged as snacks and may be found in health-food outlets, if you want to give them a try).