With snow storms already hitting Western Canada, many of us are already deep into the effects of winter. Snow blankets many of our yards, ponds have frozen over, and even the final geese have retreated back to warmer climates. Summer now seems like just a distant thought and the vivid memories of warm days have faded. This is a time that all gardeners and humming-birders start to develop serious withdrawal symptoms. We think back to those beautiful mornings with fabulous sunrises to where choruses of birds joyfully proclaim their enthusiasm to life. These wonderful thoughts of summer encourage us to keep focus on the spring to follow. Planning out our gardens for the upcoming year may seem distant but for the indoor gardener it is only a couple of months away. JEWEL OF THE NORTH by Michael Wiens, is a new hummingbird guide for residents living in the northern regions of North America. It is a thorough guide book to planning out your gardens, planning ahead of the season on how to attract hummingbirds and then following through with your plans once the spring arrives. It is a very complete and comprehensive book for any gardener and birdwatcher. For your copy of JEWEL OF THE NORTH, go to www.therubythroat.com. It promises to inform you on the Ruby throated hummingbird and give you great ideas of attracting hummingbirds to your yard.
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