Smell Like Dirt

In Spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Margaret Atwood



Its that time of year!  The bluebirds are starting to shop for a nice home in which to raise their families this year and if you want to ensure that they pick YOUR backyard, mealworms are the ticket!  Of course, you still need to make sure you are providing them with a quality home that meets all their specifications.  If you live in the Charlotte, NC region, my favorite birdstore is Backyard Wild in Matthews and they offer an assortment of official bluebird houses to meet all budget types.  They have a great house that will open up on one side so you can monitor the progress of the babies!  If you start offering mealworms now, you increase your chances of scoring a bluebird family this spring and you can train the bluebirds to come when you whistle.  If you really want to impress your friends, you can teach them to eat out of your hand.  This takes time and patience, but wouldn’t that be great?  Here’s our video on bluebirds to inspire you to go out and get a good birdhouse and some mealworms!


  Harry Schmeider wrote @

Hi Carol, It;s great to see your video about bluebirds. And yes, the male bluebirds are back in Pennsylvania scouting for nesting sites for the upcoming season. Bluebirds do need our assistance today since natural nesting cavities are difficult to find. I just love your web site and I have this video linked to my site because it is an inspiration to the many Landlords out there that want to have bluebirds in their backyard. My oldest Daughter, Husband and grandson live in Indian Trails NC.region and I know how beautiful this area is for bluebirds. I enjoy your Web Site immensely, you have great outdoor topics and videos and the added humor at times makes it my favorite Site to visit. Keep up the great work!
harry schmeider from Pennsylvania

  Kimberly Ekstam wrote @

Hello Carol, I found you from watching the humming bird bannding on youtube, and i love your site!
As a Photographer I moved to Missouri for the birds, yet never seemd able to get a good shot of the blue birds. we have a pair nesting near the farmers feild beside us but nither visit any of my feeders just a quick stop for a splash in the bath and gone before i can focus my lens.
Your tip about the meal worms is in play and hopefully i will have some wonderful photos to share by the end of summer.

  smelllikedirt wrote @

thanks for your comments. Good luck photographing your bluebirds!

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