There are many ways to provide safe winter shelter for birds and providing that shelter will help attract more birds to a winter backyard. Planting evergreen trees and bushes that will keep their leaves throughout the year is an easy way to provide birds with shelter. And in a good landscape design these same plants give us great interest all year round. To be most effective, evergreen landscaping should include trees, shrubs and dense groundcovers to provide shelter at all levels.
As the weather turns cold, we are so thankful for our warm homes, but what do the animals do? They are outdoors. Unlike birds, they don’t head south. So what happens to them? Let’s start with squirrels. They may be the bane of my existence, as they love to dig in my garden — stashing food for winter and then looking for these stashes later. Did you know a squirrel will find and bury about three years’ worth of food every summer and fall? They really are the ultimate survivalists.
Christmas is such a busy time of year, with lots of entertaining and parties. Some of us spend a lot of time decorating and I know I’m always looking for new and different ideas to update the decorations I already have. This time of year there are lots of home tours and workshops to help you decorate. I love the workshops that are offered this time of year, from learning to do your own greens urn and pots outdoors, to wreaths and centrepieces for in the home.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".