Animal House Bat House (Medium)

Animal House Bat House (Medium)

Bats consume a tremendous number of night-flying insects and are a great choice for natural pest control. Watch with satisfaction as your bats leave their house at sunset to feed on those pesky mosquitoes. Hand made in Canada from white pine and stained dark to absorb heat, this single chamber bat house is perfect for […]

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Animal House Bat House (Large)

Animal House Bat House (Large)

Bats consume a tremendous number of night-flying insects and are a great choice for natural pest control. Watch with satisfaction as your bats leave their house at sunset to feed on those pesky mosquitoes. Hand made in Canada from white pine and stained dark to absorb heat, this two chamber bat house is perfect for […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 10 – Bird, bat, butterfly and bee houses

Bird House

CHEX TV air date: Fri. Apr. 19th, 2013 Click here to watch this episode of?The Garden Gate. Gary Cowie from Animal House Creations was our guest on this episode of The Garden Gate.? Gary constructs wonderful homes for many of our natural friends. He has thoroughly researched what specifications are needed for proper homes. The […]

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Garden Tips: Going to Bat for Bats

Bats are remarkable creatures. They’re the only flying mammals in the world, and they use echolocation to catch flying insects on the wing in the dark. Imagine looking for your food with your ears… There are 8 bat species in Ontario, 4 of which are listed as Endangered on Ontario’s Species At Risk (SARO) List. […]

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Gary Cowie – Animal House Creations

Animal House Creations

Animal House Creations is the business of woodworker and outdoor enthusiast Gary Cowie. Gary has developed shelter designs for cavity nesting animals, including bats, bees, bluebirds, butterflies, owls, and eastern grey squirrels. Gary has sold his hand-crafted houses at The Avant Garden Shop since 2012. They are a big hit! The construction of Gary’s products […]

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Robert Bateman-Chickadee

Robert Bateman-Chickadee

Robert Bateman’s “Lively Pair” ” The Chickadee seems to be a winter bird. This, of course, is not the case. The chickadee is a resident. When the leaves are on the trees, the chickadees are too busy with family matters and have no time to waste around your house. They are working over the forest […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 31 – Bats and white nose syndrome

Bat with white nose syndrome

Chex TV air date: Feb. 7th, 2014 Click here to watch this episode of the Garden Gate. Not everyone is a fan of bats. ?But bats eat 1000’s of mosquitoes everyday and should be encouraged in our gardens and yards. ?You can put up bats houses to attract them. We carry a few styles made […]

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Allen Wick soy wax candle – Old fashioned Christmas

This will bring back memories of Christmas at Grandma’s house.  It smells exactly like a simmering pot of apples, oranges, mixed with cinnamon and cloves. This 227 g (8 oz) Soy Candle will burn for approximately 40 hours. Materials used in candles: Cotton Core Wick 100% plant based soy wax Fragrance oil, phthalate free 8 oz (227 […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 152 – Suet and Peanuts to keep birds warm (Nov. 23, 18)

Certain needs must be met to for any living creature to survive: food, water, and shelter from inclement weather and predators. These elements work together to form a critter’s habitat. No matter how ideal a habitat may appear to be in one or more of these areas, it will not be used by wildlife if […]

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