Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New Recycling Program in Dracut

In case you haven't heard or missed last week's info session, the Town of Dracut will be implementing a new recycling program starting the week of October 6th. It will be a bi-weekly automated cart pickup of recyclables-- still single-stream. New wheeled carts will be delivered starting the week of September 22nd. More information is available on the town's website.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Dracut Old Home Day 2014

Don't forget to stop by our table at Dracut's Old Home Day today! We'll be there until 4pm. Here are some of our famous raffle baskets from last year's event... what will we have in store this year? Come down to find out!

@ the School Complex on Lakeview Ave.
9 AM - 5 PM (but we'll be there until 4)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Provide a Bird Haven

If you'd like to attract birds to your yard, there are 3 main things you need to provide: 
food, shelter and water. 

A mix of trees, shrubs, perennials and grasses will insure fruits, berries and seeds for birds to eat.  Native species are best.  If you add a feeder or two, birds will flock to your garden.  Offering suet will attract several species of woodpeckers.  Provide some evergreen trees and shrubs for nesting sites and wind screens.  A variety of trees will offer nest and rest spots for different birds. 

Place a shallow birdbath near a small tree or some bushes so that birds have cover nearby when they visit the birdbath to drink or bathe.  Birds will be happy to visit your garden if you give them various kinds of food and shelter plus a source of fresh water.