Galena, Illinois

Julie Bruser & Tom Saccomanno

Julie Bruser & Tom Saccomanno

We’re passionate about birds and nature. That’s why we opened a Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in our community.

Galena, Illinois

206 South Main St.
Galena, IL 61036

Phone: (815) 777-2883
Fax: (815) 777-2833
Email: Send Message

Store Hours:
Mon - Thurs: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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We can show you how to turn your yard into a birdfeeding habitat that brings song, color and life to your home.

Goldfinches on Black-eyed SusansA Yard Glittering with Gold (finches)

It’s time to go for the gold in your yard, by attracting bright, sunny goldfinches.

Goldfinches live throughout the United States and southern Canada, a fact that makes attracting them to your backyard a bit easier.

In July and August, after the male has serenaded the female with canary-like songs, goldfinches begin their nesting season. The location of the nest is usually 5 to 10 feet high in trees or shrubs and often near a water source.

But you can’t talk about goldfinches without mentioning their favorite food, Nyjer® (thistle). In fact, it’s one reason goldfinches delay breeding until the greatest number of thistle, dandelion and other composite flowers are seeding.

But that’s good news for you.

This delay gives you the opportunity to focus your attention on goldfinches during this exciting time of song and activity (especially since other birds can be less active and busy with their new families).

Visit us soon to get everything you need to keep goldfinches visiting your yard.

 

Julie, Tom, Karin, Maureen, Karen & Lisa

www.wbu.com/galena