A Chickadee is in the midst of landing at a bird feeder.

Bird feeders are a good source of food for birds and can bring joy to bird watchers. Nature Interpreter Ellen shares how using native plants around bird feeders will create a more holistic and safer habitat for local birds.

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Coyote prints in the snow

Sometimes peering out the window or stepping out into the cold can give you a case of the winter blahs. No matter the weather, wildlife continues to be active and moving about, leaving signs of their activities wherever they go. Be on the lookout for these signs of winter wildlife during your next trek outdoors.

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A Carolina wren sits in the bare branches of a tree.

Every birder starts somewhere, and there are lots of local birds you don’t have to have an eagle eye or the ears of a hawk to recognize. Here are a few of the easiest birds to spot in Hamilton County – and they may be in your backyard right this very moment!

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