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Garden Gate: Episode 156 – It’s for the birds

The majority of the contents in most bird seed mixes available at large stores is a blend of “fillers” that are low in nutritional value, such as wheat, red millet, and flax. The seeds in these bulk bags are often poorly cleaned, which leaves them dusty, and oils are then added to reduce the dust. […]

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Garden Gate: Episode 4 – Choosing feeders for specific birds

Droll Yankees Finch Feeder

CHEX TV air date: Fri. Jan. 25th, 2013 Click here?to watch this episode of The Garden Gate. This episode of The Garden Gate discussed how to attract specific birds by choosing the right feeder and also the most attractive seed to each bird. Cardinals, woodpeckers, finches and many others each have a favourite food and […]

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How to Select Bird Seed

Woodland Seed

? Feeding birds in your back yard can be fun and rewarding. Songbirds will add colour, life and vibrancy to your garden. Attracting and keeping songbirds, however, can depend on a number of factors including the type and quality of seed that you provide.   The most popular seed is black-oil sunflower, which is accepted […]

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