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Alphabetical Gardening – J

Categories: Alphabetical Gardening.

Join me for my alphabetical garden tour with things starting with J. Juncos, one of my favourite little birds, are mainly winter visitors but they do arrive in the late Fall and stay until about mid spring.  Juncos enjoy all the feeders and will also feed in groups on the ground. There aren’t that many plants in the garden starting with J but one of them is Jerusalem artichokes.  This is a perennial edible plant that gets extremely tall.  It can also be an invasive plant as if you leave just the smallest bit of root in the ground it
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Slate Coloured Juncos

Categories: Birds and Lens Friends.

~ The little slate coloured juncos are frequent winter visitors to the gardens.  Juncos are found across North America and they vary slightly in appearance from east to west. Here in my part of Ontario, Canada we see the slate coloured juncos.  They are mainly end of Fall, winter, early spring visitors.  They certainly enhance our winter bird viewing. It has a solid black/dark grey head, neck, back and wings.  The rest of the little body is white.  The males are a bit darker than the females. They are mainly ground feeders and can be seen in groups under the
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Dark Eyed Juncos

Categories: Birds and British Columbia.

  On our trip to British Columbia in November 2011 we spotted some different birds than we see here in Ontario.  The dark eyed, or Oregon juncos out there are just a bit different from the slate coloured juncos we see at home. These cute little sparrow like birds were in a large flock around the garden at our daughter’s home. They find their food mainly on the ground but will go into the feeders. They are common residents around that part of Canada.  Over winter they will venture into other areas. The colouring on these juncos is just a
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