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The Importance of H2O

Make sure that birds have fresh, clean and not frozen water. With ice and snow around, they can still get water but they use up calories and body heat while thawing it out.

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February Birding

Although spring is still a ways out, some birds are already starting their nesting season.  Bald Eagles and Great Horned Owls start in December or January.  Soon after that Barred Owls will begin to nest around February, and Red-tailed Hawks closer into March.  As far as bird nesting boxes go,…

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Koi Pond Maintenance

Keeping your Koi and other fish healthy starts with a healthy pond environment. In addition to daily, weekly, and monthly pond maintenance tasks, certain chores need to be performed seasonally.

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3 Ways to Have a Happier 2021

Many of us spend our work days inside, under florescent lighting and staring at a computer screen. But did you know that being outside makes us happier, less stressed, more creative, and more socially connected?

Below, we have listed 3 recommendations for creating an outdoor space that you’re sure to spend lots of time in ….. ENJOYING YOUR LIFE!

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Winter Wild Bird Care

Winter birds are still here and covering feeders.  Make sure to keep your bird feeders clean as Salmonellosis and Avian conjunctivitis (finch eye disease) are among us…..

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Featured Contractor – RTL

A note from one of our Approved Contractors at Across The Pond Ragland Topsoil & LandscapingOwner: Adam Ragland. Ragland Topsoil and Landscaping LLC was started in 2003 with some rakes, shovels and a small dump truck that was running about half the time.  Looking back on how we started this…

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Birding in January

Yellow-rumped Warbler (AKA Butterbutt)

January is a great month to do bird related activities.  From beginners to experts, there’s much to look for.  Wintering sparrows (Fox Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, and Dark-eyed Juncos) can all be found on platform or ground feeders, along with our year-round Field, Song, and Chipping Sparrows.  Savannah Sparrows…

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Koi2Kichi by Peter Waddington

Koi2Kichi by Peter Waddington

Also known as the “Godfather of Koi Keeping, Peter Waddington wrote what most koi keepers consider THE Guide to keeping Koi. Sadly, Peter passed away October 9, 2020. Peter (Koi Kichi) Waddington was one of the first to bring in high quality koi to the UK. His koi took the…

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THINK OUTSIDE

Think Outside Blog

There is no doubt that 2020 has been the most unusual and alarming year that most of us have ever experienced. We have fallen into this new reality that consists of wearing masks in public, avoiding crowded places and a long list of things we can’t do. That’s why it’s…

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Updated – Holiday Store Hours

Holiday Store Hours

Updated – Huntsville Store Hours Christmas Eve, 8 am – 3 pmChristmas Day, CLOSED[Updated] Saturday, December 26th, 10 am – 3 pmSunday, December 27th, ClosedNew Year’s Eve, 8 am – 3 pmNew Year’s Day, CLOSEDSaturday, January 2nd, 10 am – 3 pmSunday, January 3rd, CLOSED Madison Store Hours Christmas Eve, 8…

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