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Carmel Ruiz-Hilton

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

Reno, Nevada

Moana Nursery,
1100 West Moana Lane
Reno, NV 89509

Phone: (775) 825-0600
Fax: (775) 825-9359
Email: Send Message

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

Additional Website:
Visit our other website

Comments:
Store Managers: Trisha Strouse, Evan Pearson; Bird Experts: Carmel Ruiz-Hilton, Lisa Braginton, Jon Bruyn


Reno (South), Nevada

Moana Nursery,
11301 South Virginia Street
Reno (South), NV 89511

Phone: (775) 853-1319
Fax: (775) 853-0467
Email: Send Message

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

Additional Website:
Visit our other website

Comments:
Visit Store Managers: Jeni McMahon & Sally Hurd plus Bird Experts: Carmel Ruiz-Hilton, Steve Packer


Sparks, Nevada

Moana Nursery,
7655 Pyramid Highway
Sparks, NV 89436

Phone: (775) 425-4300
Fax: (775) 425-4340
Email: Send Message

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

Additional Website:
Visit our other website

Comments:
Visit Store Manager: Michelle Gilmore; Bird Experts: Carmel Ruiz-Hilton & Michelle Gilmore

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Nature News
High Desert Bird of the Month
 
   
Common Name: Spotted Towhee
Scientific name: Pipilo maculatus                         
 
How to identify:  
Spotted Towhee's have a thick, pointed bill, short neck, chunky body, and long, rounded tail. Males have jet-black upperparts and throat while their wings and back are spotted bright white. The flanks are rufous red with a white belly. Females have the same pattern but are warm brown where males are black.
 
Habitat:
Look for Spotted Towhees in open, shrubby habitat with thick undergrowth. Spotted Towhees are also at home in backyards, forest edges, and overgrown fields.
 
Where to find one:
Their warm rufous flanks match the dry leaves they spend their time hopping around in. The birds can be hard to see in the leaf litter, so your best chance for an unobstructed look at this bird may be in the spring, when males climb into the shrub tops to sing their buzzy songs. 
 
How to attract one to your yard:
Spotted Towhees eat mainly insects including ground beetles, weevils, ladybugs, darkling beetles, click beetles, wood-boring beetles, crickets, grasshoppers, caterpillars, moths, bees, and wasps. They also eat acorns, berries, and seeds including buckwheat, thistle, raspberry, blackberry, poison oak, sumac, nightshade, chickweed, and crops such as oats, wheat, corn, and cherries. In fall and winter, these plant foods make up the majority of their diet.  Having a seed cylinder with mealworms and berries is a good way to attract these birds to your yard. 
 
Interesting fact:  
Male towhees have been recorded spending 70 percent to 90 percent of their mornings singing attempting to attract a mate.
 
Go to the WBU site for more Bird of the Month newsletters & articles.
 
 
Bluebird House
Let Us Help You Get Ready For Spring!
 
 
25% OFF* wooden bird houses and nesting boxes.
 
10% OFF* nesting materials and wreaths.
 
 
 
*Limited to select store inventory on hand.  Offer good from March 2-15th.
Check out all current sales and promotions on the Moana Nursery website
Help Your Birds Survive Severe Winter Weather
Help Your Birds Survive Extreme Winter Weather
 
Coming Soon!
 
  Retro Feeders & Houses
Art Deco Houses
  
  Bamboo Houses & Bird Baths
  
 
Find these fun and functional items at the Moana Lane location.
 
Nature Happenings
 
Project FeederWatch continues www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw
 
In a heavy snow year, meadowlarks can be seen eating mealworms along with cracked corn.

Wildflowers might begin to bloom if snowfall is light. You might see Western Trillium, Bitteroot and Larkspur.
 
Check bird houses for damage and clean them before spring birds arrive.
 
Meadowlarks can be heard singing.

Killdeer call for their mates and can show up in the most unlikely places seeking out suitable nesting sites.

Townsend's Solitare are often seen on their favorite food source - Juniper berries.

Male American Robins can often be heard before dawn defining their territory and calling for a mate. They are also the last birds calling in the evening.

Male Red-shafted Northern Flickers can be heard throughout the day defining their territory and showing off for potential mates.
 
Bears emerge from hibernation this month. 
 
Red-tailed Hawks pair up for breeding. 
 
Peak of Bald Eagle migration. 
 
Great Horned Owls are sitting on their eggs. 
 
Red-winged Blackbirds, Killdeer and Great Blue Herons return.
 
Celebrating 10 years in Reno, NV!