September 2023




Brand New Product Alert!

A great gift for yourself or a loved one. Each bracelet tracks an animal, allowing you to travel alongside it on the Fahlo App.

There are several animals to choose from: sea turtle, shark, lion, polar bear, penguin, giraffe, elephant, or dolphin. With each purchase, a part of the funds go to conservation efforts.


What's been happening in our yards?

Our staff member Jamie had an old oak tree fall down in his yard, and instead of completely removing it he has left some of the
snags for his birds to use. He has been seeing more birds because of it, like a Green Heron and Belted Kingfisher hanging out to fish every morning! Brush piles are another great way to provide cover and food for your backyard birds.



Upcoming In-Store Classes

Thursday, September 7th at 7:00 PM - Caching is Cool. Take a look at how important it is for birds to stash away food for the winter.

Sunday, September 17th at 4:00 PM - Migration Magic. Learn about how, why, when, and where do the birds go during cooler weather.

Thursday, September 28th at 7:00 PM - Crazy for Cardinals. Everything you need to know about these red beauties.

*Check your email for the sign-up sheets or ask a staff member.

Where is Laurel?

With the school year starting, she will be reaching out to local schools to teach students about the benefits of bird feeding. Laurel created a donation-based program called "Birds in the Schoolyard" to help with her educational presentations.

Teachers from the Livingston County area can apply to see if their school might qualify for the program. The donations we receive help keep their classroom's bird feeders full for the school year, so the students can enjoy them for the entire term!


Bird Nerd Corner

We love hearing about all of the birds and critters in your backyard and now you have a chance to share with our community! If you have any fun bird experiences or pictures you want to share with us, please send them to our email at [email protected]. Stories and pictures will be reviewed and could be featured in our next Newsletter!

In the meantime, enjoy this picture of an Eastern Bluebird splish-splashing around.



Save The Songbirds: Reducing Your Use of Plastic

It is estimated that 4,900 million metric tons of plastic have accumulated worldwide, harming wildlife including shore birds, seabirds, and other waterfowl. They mistakenly eat discarded plastic or become entangled in it . You can help make a difference by minimizing your use of plastic cutlery and dishware, refilling or reusing water bottles, avoiding straws, buying bulk foods, utilizing reusable bags, and engaging in educated recycling.

Reusable bags are one of the easiest ways to protect our planet from plastic. The ones we sell here in the store are woven from recycled water bottles, and some are even machine- washable. Keep a couple of them in your car or travel bag for use, and if you do not have any, put them on your shopping list! Here at our store, if you shop with us and use a reusable bag you will be entered into our quarterly drawing for a $25 gift card! A treat for you, and a treat for your birds!

But what about in your backyard, what can you do to help your birds? We have options for you in our store; some of our bird houses, bird feeders, and outdoor furniture are made from recycled milk jugs! These products tend to be more durable and easier to clean in the long run. They are a great investment, since you do not have to buy them over and over again - you buy it once and you are good to go.