January 2019
The Wind Beneath Our Wings

According to the Ruby-throated hummingbird migration map (, hummingbirds typically make their seasonal debut in Florida around late February or early March. They continue their progression north and west toward the Dakotas and Canada, through... more »

October 12, 2018
Best Birding Retailer Awarded at the 2018 Wild Bird Expo

Grant Toellner, vice president of Gold Crest Distributing, presented awards at the 2018 Wild Bird Expo in Mexico, Missouri, the first week of October. Wedel’s Nursery, Florist & Garden Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan was awarded... more »

August 2018
Going Natural

Your customers look to you and trust you for advice on what to plant, what to use in their yards and homes and how to get their desired results. I hope that the thoughts and... more »

June 2017
What’s Trending for Wildlife?

Changes to our climate, loss of habitat and pesticides have become challenging to wildlife; species are significantly in decline and struggling to cope with climate change. That’s why, in Europe, wildlife enthusiasts have been trying... more »

October 4, 2016
Best Birding Retailers Awarded

The Best Birding Retailer of the Year award winners were announced at this year's Wild Bird Expo, sponsored by Gold Crest Distributing in Mexico, Missouri. Winners were announced on Wednesday, Sep. 28 during the event's Share... more »

July 19, 2016
Wild Bird Expo Plans Sessions

At the Wild Bird Expo on Sept. 28, 2016, David Horn, associate professor of biology at Millikin University, will release the results of a study that shows "Feeding Wild Birds Helps Their Health and Survival." Brenda... more »

February 2016
Finding Your Parallel Market

Green goods and related hardware provide a steady income stream for the typical garden center. But the typical garden center operator is always keeping an eye out for ways to increase that income stream and... more »

January 21, 2016
New Online Show Talks Birding

Brome Bird Care Inc., maker of the Squirrel Buster bird feeder, now has a new online show dedicated exclusively to birds and to those who love watching, feeding and photographing our feathered friends.Available on YouTube... more »

October 12, 2015
New Products Featured at Wild Bird Expo

The Wild Bird Expo and second annual Heart of America Gift Show in Mexico, Missouri, is attended by hundreds of backyard nature retailers from across the U.S. and Canada and offers the ability for attendees... more »

October 12, 2015
Wild Bird Expo Sees Record Attendance, Presents Awards

The 2015 Wild Bird Expo and Heart of America Gift Show, which took place in Mexico, Missouri, Sep. 29-Oct. 1, announced that the final attendance count for this year's show reached record breaking levels. This... more »

August 18, 2015
Wild Bird Expo Announces Speakers

This year's 2015 Wild Bird Expo in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Heart of America Gift Show will take place Sep. 29 - Oct. 1 at the Gold Crest Distributing facility in Mexico, Missouri. The... more »

July 2015
Exposing the “Inner Birder”

Gardening and birding really do go together! Aside from the fact that a love for these pastimes generally indicates an appreciation for the great outdoors, statistically gardeners and birders are both reported to number in... more »


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