Author Archive: marnwife

It’s September and Florida’s Sqirrels are Making Woopie and Having Babies. What to do when they invade?

Ok, we do like them, sort of… Florida’s squirrels, I mean. Scooter is a favorite, of course. They’re cute. They dance and climb our patio screens and chase one another up tree trunks, but let’s face it, they’re a nuisance. And August and September are when Squirrels can be at their most active. They’ve nested and have …

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School’s In and the Kids are Out, Pinellas County! Scooter says it’s time to relax in your own tiny piece of backyard habitat paradise!

It’s August, Pinellas County… and we all know what that means! School is IN and the kids are out of the house. Time to relax and enjoy the wild birds in your very own Florida backyard habitat. Scooter and Vinny don’t have children, plus… they’re lazy, BUT… if they did have children, and if they …

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Scooters Top Five Wild Bird Summer Fun Activites for Kids!

wild birds unlimited projects for kids

So, what is everyone doing while the kids are home from school and rampaging through the house? Sitting there helpless as they ransack the fridge and scream at their video games? Are you tied to a chair? Hiding in a closet, alone and scared? Considering Donner Party motives? Have no fear! Scooter is here with …

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It’s Father’s Day, 2016, Florida! Scooter Wonders, “Are Florida’s Wild Bird Dads Underrated?”

Originally posted on Northwood Commons Backyard Bird Blog!:
? We often hear about the hyper, almost maniacal, protective natures that wild bird mothers -of any species- show towards the safety and welfare of their offspring. I’m not saying Florida’s wild bird Moms are crazy taking care of their kids, just that Dads can sometimes be…

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Wild Birds Unlimited Clearwater/Safety Harbor Celebrates Mother’s day! Northwood Commons is all a’flutter!

Originally posted on Northwood Commons Backyard Bird Blog!:
Mother’s Day is fast approaching in Wild Birds Unlimited’s Northwood Common’s backlot and Scooter and his Florida wild bird pals have some great ideas on how you can help –and celebrate- Florida’s wild bird Moms while remembering your own this year! Florida’s wild bird moms could use a…

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Considering Pesticides to Rid Your Florida Backyard of Its Pests? Scooter Says Go Au Natural Instead!

mosquitoes Florida Pests

Pests are a commonality in Florida. Wild Birds Unlimited’s very own Northwood Commons backyard habitat isn’t immune to the occasional winged Nosferatu or related creepy crawly, either. We know. We get them all. Cockroaches (any variety), beetles, ants, worms, fruit eating flying bugs and finally, and most detested, the ever-annoying… mosquito – Florida boasts 69 …

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Vinny and Scooter March into Spring with their Top Ten Ways to Improve your Backyard Habitat!

  Spring is on its way and our temps are on the rise. With the changing weather also comes the need to do a little spring cleaning. So grab a broom and dust off the bird feeders and get ready for Vinny and Scooter’s top ten ways to enhance, improve and clean out your backyard …

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February is National Wild Bird Feeding Month, Florida! Scooter and Vinny are Super excited!

Florida Blue Jay

Since 1994, February has been designated as National Wild Bird Feeding Month. While wild bird feeding is a popular hobby all over the country and throughout the year, February offers us a chance to share even more aspects of this wonderful and exciting activity. Wild Birds Unlimited in Clearwater/Safety Harbor invites its fans and friends …

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Baby News from the Northeast Florida Eagle Cam and Romeo and Juliet: And Babies make FOUR!

Christmas brought two of Florida’s favorite Eagles, Romeo and Juliet, a wonderful surprise: Babies! With the holidays around us, we may have missed an opportunity to watch one of nature’s most wondrous events; the hatching of bald eagles in the wild. Thanks to the American Eagle Foundation and its Northeast Florida Eagle Cam, we have …

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Gift Giving is for the Wild Bird Watchers!

Let’s face it, playing Santa can be a difficult task to harness. So, consider bird watching! With parents and kids, aunts and uncles, coworkers and friends on the list, it can be hard to find that perfect gift to make each of them – or at least some of them- happy. Whether a seasoned bird watching …

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Hammock Bird Banding

A dynamic update on the Migratory Bird Banding Project in Hammock Park, Dunedin, Florida.