Why We Love The Aark Wildlife Center

This is a guest post from Johnie of DirtbagDarling.com.

An injured fawn on the side of the road. A bird with a broken wing. A nest of baby rabbits your dog found. Chances are if you live in an even remotely suburban or rural area, you’ve encountered wildlife in need of some help. For your own safety and the health of the animal, it’s not a good idea to try and tend to it yourself—so what can you do? We visited the Aark Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center, a Philadelphia area wildlife shelter, for their open house, where we talked with volunteers to find out the best way to take care of lost or injured wildlife and what we can do to support the centers nursing them back to health. Read More

Guest Post: DIY Birdseed Bombs

This is a guest post from Johnie of DirtbagDarling.com

Going on a winter hike can be magical: the snow falling all around you, cozy mittens on your hands, hot cocoa in your thermos. But it can be disheartening to watch winter animals search for hard-to-find food. Give them a hand by mixing up a batch of birdseed bombs before you head out—tie them on trees or drop them behind you as you walk. Read More

Peace Valley Lavender Farm + 5 Uses for Lavender

This is a guest post by Johnie Gall of DirtbagDarling.com

The smell of lavender is unlike any other, at once calming and invigorating, strong and subtle, and if you pay a visit to the Peace Valley Lavender Farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, you’ll get to smell like it for days! Read More

Decoding Flowers: What Do They All Mean?

This is a guest post from Johnie Gall of DirtbagDarling.com

There’s nothing more beautiful and peaceful than a vase of fresh flowers on your desk, but walking into a flower store can be daunting—which color rose do you choose for a friend? What variety stays fresh in your hair? Sydney native Holly Hipwell spent many an afternoon puzzling over flower markets in Australia before she decided to start blogging about her discoveries and tips. Read More