Wildlife in the Southwest

As I post this, World Wildlife Day was this week = March 3. So let’s talk Southwest wildlife. I confess I have a love / hate relationship with the wildlife in my garden. Yellow Month “Uam Masad” is the Tohono O’odham month that translates as “Yellow Month” since so many yellow desert flowers appear during this time of year.  The O’odham culture puts a positive spin on the hardest month […]

Gardening for the Birds

February is National Wild Bird Feeding Month. To help us all celebrate, I offer these tips for turning your yard into a welcoming space for our fine feathered friends. Link to my YouTube video on Wild Bird Feeding Month. It’s Been A Tough Year The birds are hoping you will celebrate this special National month – because last summer was a tough one, and this winter is not an easy […]

Hummingbirds Love Spring

Spring flowers are beginning to bloom and hummingbirds are zipping around, collecting nectar and a few insects while they are at it. Entice the Hummingbirds Hummingbirds need more than just sugar-water feeders. Like most animal life, they need a balanced diet of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. This means that they do need some flower nectar. More than Just Food Every living thing on earth needs food, water, and a place […]