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Garden Gate: Episode 6 – Identifying birds

Suet Feeder

CHEX TV air date: Fri. Feb 22nd, 2013 Click here to watch this episode of?The Garden Gate. Drew Monkman joins Brenda Ibey, owner of The Avant Garden Shop, to discuss how to identify your favourite birds during nature walks and birdwatching outings.It was a cold day in January but the birds were out singing and […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 5 – Attracting birds to your back yard with Drew Monkman

Upside Down Suet Feeder

CHEX TV air date: Fri. Feb 8th, 2013 Click here to watch this episode of?The Garden Gate. Brenda is joined by special guest, Drew Monkman to talk about ways to attract birds to your backyard. It was a cold day in January but we saw a lovely little woodpecker enjoying some suet and peanuts and […]

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The 5 o’clock show, November 11th, 2012, A visit to The Avant-Garden Shop

5 o'clock show

Theresa Kazuba from CHEX TV visited The Avant-Garden Shop in late 2012 to learn more about backyard bird feeding and bird watching.? Special guest Drew Monkman also joined us for a segment of the program. Well worth watching if you’d like to learn more about choosing the right bird food, quality bird feeders and even […]

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Winter Bird Feeding

Pileated woodpecker

Feeding wild birds in Canada during the winter months requires some special consideration. Canadian winters are very cold and the nights are long, sources of water are often frozen and shelter remains a must for many fragile birds. Even grit, which birds require in order to digest food, can become quite scarce in midwinter when […]

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