Wildlife Gardening Journal with Leslie Miller

Leslie Ann Miller share 3.5 acres in rural Oklahoma with birds, butterflies and wide variety of animals. She is currently transforming her yard with plantings to benefit wildlife.

This Week's Blog

While potentially helpful to birds, mulching with leaves can cause a problem

It’s tempting to think of soil as inert dirt of various compositions, but healthy soil is actually home to a...

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Corn and wild birdseed may attract wild turkeys

One of the lovely things about living in the country is the wildlife one can...

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Lichens indicate a healthy environment

Lichens are unique organisms and having them in your yard and garden is a good...

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Fallen branches? Check for twig girdlers.

I found a new beetle in my yard this month: a twig girdler. My county...

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Spiders, spiders, everywhere

In my yard this week, it seemed like there were spiders, spiders everywhere I looked....

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Cowpen Daisies, a fall butterfly and bee favorite

You won’t find them for sale at garden stores or nurseries, but Cowpen Daisies, Verbesina...

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Ruby throated hummingbirds by Leslie Miller
Three critters in the yard today

Sometimes having a lack of energy (due to SLE) works in my favor. It forces...

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