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March 21, 2020

New Hours!

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We’ll only be open on Saturdays for a while, but we’re available for appointments every day from 11am-5pm. Please call Laurie at 616-262-5394 to schedule an appointment to pick up your birding needs!
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March 21, 2020

Make an appointment to pick up your birding needs!

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We will not be open as often as usual due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), but we don’t want you to run out of any of your birding products! So, we’ve decided to give appointments a shot; when you are in need of a product (or three), give Laurie the
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March 13, 2020

Keep Calm and Bird On!

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There are so many things being halted by the Coronavirus – sports, gatherings, school, and more – and it’s a fear plaguing all our minds. A trying time though it may be, it is also an excellent opportunity to get back in tune with nature. Your game is
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September 10, 2019

Fall Feeding

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Many people mistakenly believe that leaving feeders out in the fall will cause birds not to migrate. While this seems logical enough, the truth is that reliable food sources like feeders are only one small factor in migratory patterns: daylight levels, climate, and instinct are just as important,
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August 3, 2019

Do hummingbirds see the color red best?

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The unexpected answer is: “No.” In fact, their eyes are equipped to see many colors especially well, including red, orange, yellow, and some ultraviolet hues.   Why are hummingbird feeders almost exclusively red, then?   It’s actually all about the other pollinators, like bees and butterflies: They don’t
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Let's get ourselves heading in the right direction.
June 29, 2019

Market Research Survey

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We are always striving to better ourselves here at Northland Nature Nest. To help us to continue to do so, we’d greatly appreciate if you would take a minute or two out of your day to respond to our consumer survey below! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JP3XCNC
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September 13, 2016

Supporting Michigan’s Migratory Birds

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It’s hard to believe that it’s already that time of year for many of our fine, feathered friends to depart us until next Spring. There is a lot of information out there about migration and various studies are still being conducted. In general, most species migrate by instinct
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September 5, 2016

Why does the Goldfinch spot?

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Hello birders, As you may already know there will be changes coming this month of September in the birding world. The Goldfinch will be one of the more noticeable changes to look for. The Goldfinch will start to look spotty as they begin to molt. Their now beautiful bright
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July 29, 2016

Fun Facts About Woodpeckers

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Woodpeckers are instantly recognizable by their unique behavior of pecking vertically on trees and poles, but how much do you really know about these outstanding birds? These unique and interesting woodpecker facts can surprise even experienced birders! Woodpecker Trivia 1) There are more than 180 species of woodpeckers
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July 22, 2016

Choosing The Right Bird Feeder

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The ideal bird feeder is sturdy enough to withstand winter weather and squirrels, tight enough to keep seeds dry, easy to assemble and, most important of all, easy to keep clean. To attract the greatest variety of birds to your yard, provide several different feeder types offering a
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