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  • Our eyes and ears should be open and alert to the natural wonders that surround us every day. Take time to look out our windows to see the birds that visit us and open our windows to hear them. Walk around whatever space we have to enjoy the birds in nature. Every day, work on improving our powers of observation.


  • Nature happens. We cannot MAKE natural things happen (or NOT happen). We can create habitats to encourage natural things to happen around us, but there are no guarantees.


  • Birdfeeding comes with responsibilities to the birds and the environment we share with them. If you are unwilling to accept these responsibilities, you shouldn’t feed the birds. We also have a responsibility to share these natural wonders with the next generation.
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November 16, 2012


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The Zen Birdfeeder

Judy, that's great considering the number of birders that pass through BSBO. I'm glad to help spread the word about any location where you can buy Birds & Beans!


Just wanted to share some info and give a little plug for one of my favorite organizations, BSBO...BSBO is a retailer of bird-friendly coffee and a real champion for all birds in general!
Black Swamp Bird Observatory
13551 W. State Route 2
Oak Harbor, Ohio 43449
419 898-4070

The Zen Birdfeeder

Jane H., I hope you make the switch to certified Bird-friendly coffee!! Check the Smithsonian site for stores near you that carry it.

Jane H.

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Thank you, thank you for this article. I too have been reluctant to switch to the Keurig system because of the waste issue. Glad to know about the little gadget.
Also I will be checking on the origin of coffee sold by my local grocery store. It's some kind of free market coffee but I will push for Smithsonian!

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