Oklahoma is home to a wide variety of butterflies. Here are ten of the prettiest Oklahoma butterflies with tips for attracting them to your yard and garden.
This article explores the ten most beneficial bugs for your garden. It focuses primarily on insects known to consume common garden pests such as aphids and mites. Introducing beneficial bugs to your garden is important as it allows gardeners to avoid harmful pesticides and insecticides.
Having a Leyland cypress tree (or two) in your yard can help create a home for your backyard birds. The trees are dense and provide cover from predators and a shield against the inclement weather elements. Our Leyland cypress has been a blessing for our birds who quickly fly to it when threatened.
It took me three years to see my first oriole. There is no reason to give up, because these birds fly over every spring. Try, try again.
Honey bees are very important to food resources because they pollinate many crops. Beekeepers are seeing massive die-offs. What is killing our honey bees?
Learn some easy ways you can turn your garden or yard into a bird-friendly habitat and design a beautiful backyard sanctuary for songbirds. Create an environment with the proper feeders, water sources, and vegetation that beautiful songbirds will visit often!
Discover three ways to attract the American Goldfinch to your backyard bird feeder, plus view pictures and learn some interesting facts.
Our back yard is a NWF-certified wildlife habitat, providing the local wildlife with their four essential requirements: food, water, shelter, and places to raise their young.
Few things are as magical in the summertime as watching fireflies light up the sky. This article will show you how to attract fireflies to your yard without contributing to their dwindling populations.
Do you enjoy watching hummingbirds as they soar through the sky? Do you wish you could attract more of them to your yard so you can watch them perform their aerial ballet? Stay tuned for lots of tips!
Ladybugs are your friends in the garden. They do no damage, yet eat most of the pesky pests that do! Release some ladybugs and keep your flowers and plants growing beautifully.
If you love butterflies and would love to have more of them visit your yard, you have to plant the flowers, herbs, vines, shrubs, and trees that they love. This article will introduce you to the plants that should make your yard a major hit with the butterflies in your neighborhood.
Much of the pest control in your yard and garden can be by natural means; there are many insects that are more than willing to help. This article will introduce you to three of them and explain ways that they can be beneficial to your gardening success as they prey on the non-beneficial pests.
You can invite an array of bees into your own backyard by simply planting their favorite flowers. By providing nectar and pollen as food and creating shelters in your garden space, you will create new habitats for bees—as their habits have become less and less abundant.
During the fall and winter months, it’s easy for gardeners to be discouraged with the lack of life in the garden. But these dismal months are a great time to invest interest in birds. Here's how to encourage them to visit your yard.