Moo-ving Nativity

(PHILADELPHIA) — A cow in Philadelphia apparently wanted to be away from the manger, as it escaped twice Thursday morning from a church’s live nativity scene. Stormy, a 7-year-old brown and white Hereford, was back munching hay at Old First Reformed Church of Christ by 7:15 a.m. after two sets of adventures on snowy downtown…

via Cow Escapes Live Nativity Scene Twice and Wanders the Streets of Philadelphia — TIME

Providing winter habitats in the garden

Most of the birds and some of the insects we find in the Washington, D.C. area migrate to warmer climates during the winter. However, many species stay in the DC Metro region throughout the year and must rely on a favorable habitat for food and shelter. Unfortunately, many natural areas are shrinking due to human development. As a result, gardening choices […]

via Providing Winter Habitats in the Garden — Smithsonian Gardens

To Feed Or Not To Feed Backyard Wildlife — My Wild Australia

Feeding backyard wildlife is a worldwide phenomenon – people feed squirrels in backyards in Canada, hedgehogs in England, raccoons in the USA, and possums in Australia. Whether or not people should feed wildlife in their backyards is a controversial topic and a very complex one. Here are my thoughts on both the for and against […]

via To Feed Or Not To Feed Backyard Wildlife — My Wild Australia

Fun with sprouts: Chia Pets

PART 1: Chia Pet By @tiellover We all know that greens are healthy and nutritional for our birds, but how do we get them to eat them? I have a fun and easy way to do this that I want to share with you! First, let’s talk about sprouts for a minute. Many of you […]

via Fun and Easy Ways to Grow Greens for Your Birds — BirbObserver

California Wildfires’ Victims

Extraordinary footage shows ranch-hands and volunteers fighting to rescue hundreds of racehorses from eight barns which set alight at the San Luis Rey Downs training center in Bonsall, California. The video, shared publicly on Facebook by user Leo Tapia, shows horses galloping away from growing fires and overwhelming smoke. The region had been hit by…

via Ranch-Hands Race to Free 500 Thoroughbred Horses After Wildfire Hits Farm — TIME