About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Helping wrens survive the cold

We can see the Carolina Wren year-round in mid-Michigan, however a winter of frigid temperatures with ice and snow can decimate an otherwise healthy population. Fortunately, the effects of such disasters are only temporary and populations recover within a few years.

To help your wrens in cold weather you can provide quality suets or nuts to eat and put up roosting pockets for them to pop into when the winds blow.

Related Articles:
- What’s the best suet for Michigan wild birds? http://bit.ly/yAR4pm
- Quick Fun Facts on Wrens http://bit.ly/v5XVoU
- Surviving Winter, the Bird Way http://goo.gl/SF0Yga  

- Roosting Pockets: Warm Shelter from Frosty Winds http://goo.gl/QOPbMw