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IN THIS ISSUE:
  • Sales & Specials
  • New at the Nest
  • Owls, Birds of the Night
Sales & Specials
We've decided to run a special on a handful of products. Act now on the following "Hot Buys" because the special ends on Monday, March 12th.



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Arboria Andover Arch Trellis, Cedar, 67"H
ARB-3146
Reg: $174.99
Sale: $159.99 thru 3/12 EST
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BirdBrain Friendship Hummingbird Feeder, Cobalt Blue
BIR-12242
Reg: $24.99
Sale: $20.99 thru 3/12 EST
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Bonide Organic Sea Green Liquid Kelp Concentrate, 1 gal
BOP-886
Reg: $29.99
Sale: $24.99 thru 3/12 EST
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EarthWay Commercial Broadcast Spreader, 50 lb
EWP-2150SU
Reg: $189.99
Sale: $159.99 thru 3/12 EST
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Gardeneer Weed Control General Landscape Fabric, 3' x 50'
GAD-SWC-50
Reg: $8.99
Sale: $6.99 thru 3/12 EST
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Gardman Complete Walk-In Greenhouse, 6' x 6'
GAR-G7013-KIT
Reg: $749.97
Sale: $599.99 thru 3/12 EST
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Gardman Scrollwork Obelisk, 60"
GAR-R505
Reg: $24.99
Sale: $20.99 thru 3/12 EST
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Dew Drop Hummingbird Feeder, Multicolor Red/Orange, 21.5 oz
PAR-DDMR
Reg: $29.99
Sale: $24.99 thru 3/12 EST
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Rome Cast Iron Armillary Sundial, Aged Bronze, 11.25" dia.
ROI-1339
Reg: $44.99
Sale: $39.99 thru 3/12 EST
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New at the Nest
Our customers are valuable to us. We continually search for new and better ways to serve you. In an effort to better meet your needs, BestNest aggressively adds products to the website. Some of the new and exciting products that we've added are shown below. Be sure to check out our New Items department regularly.



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Bonide Fruit Tree Disease & Insect Control, Conc., 1 gal
BOP-205
Now: $74.99
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Bonide Hydrated Lime Powder, 5 lbs
BOP-978
Now: $7.49
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Gilmour Deck Sprayer, 1.5 Gal
GIM-020PWM
Reg: $52.99
Now: $44.99
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Gilmour Multi-Purpose Trigger Sprayer, 1 Quart
GIM-046Q
Reg: $4.49
Now: $3.99
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Gilmour 6-Ply Commercial Rubber / Vinyl Hose, 3/4", 50'
GIM-25-34050
Reg: $34.99
Now: $29.99
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Gilmour Water Weeper Soft Soaking Hose, 5/8", 50'
GIM-27-58050
Reg: $18.99
Now: $17.99
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Gilmour Professional Heavy-Duty Garden Hose, 3/4", 75'
GIM-28-34075
Reg: $94.99
Now: $84.99
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Gilmour Wood Bow Saw, 21"
GIM-521
Reg: $11.99
Now: $9.99
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Gilmour Commercial Gear Driven Anvil Lopper, Dry/Hard, 1.75"
GIM-55T
Reg: $62.99
Now: $49.99
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Owls, Birds of the Night
Owls have long been a complex symbol to people and are often misunderstood. In some cultures, owls represent death and destruction, while they represent wisdom and prosperity in others. In all cultures, though, owls have been and continue to be a captivating part of the natural world. Despite ranging greatly in size from the diminutive elf owl (6" tall) to the majestic great gray owl (29" tall), most owls have similar characteristics and roles.

Most owls have large, bright yellow eyes that are fixed in their sockets. Because its eyes are fixed, owls have developed the ability to seemingly rotate their heads completely around. In reality, though, owls cannot rotate their head completely around, but rotate it up to 135 in either direction to check out their periphery. The owls' large eyes and dark coloration make these predators the perfect nocturnal or twilight hunter. In addition to their night vision and camouflage, most owls have developed a silent approach. A fluffy, trailing edge on owls' flight feathers muffles sound and keeps their flight almost undetectable.

Having owls near your home can offer a natural form of pest control. As birds of prey, owls dine on pests like mice, rats, shrews, and snakes. Great horned owls have even been known to prey on smaller owls or falcons in addition to rodents. A healthy population of owls will offer a chemical-free type of pest control and help keep the local ecosystem balanced. Owls are such a strong deterrent to prey that owl decoys can often frighten pests and other birds, keeping them from raiding your garden or flower bed.

Naturally, owls tend to dwell in woodlands in cavities or abandoned hawk or falcon nests. However, owls are often attracted to artificial nest cavities. One way to entice owls into your yard is by placing an owl house on a wall or tree. Eastern and western screech owl houses are most successful if placed 10 to 30 feet high, with the entrance facing north. Barn owls will often use a nest box placed at least 10 feet high, and a fair distance from human reach. Northern saw-whets also enjoy cavity nesting and will use a nest box placed 13 to 20 feet above the ground. If you wish to keep owls around your area, check to see that no bright lights are in the area around the owl house or nest, to prevent altering their daily rhythms. Also, ensure that there are plenty of trees and shelter in the immediate area. Finally, make sure that the area has a good food source for the owl. The forest edge is an excellent area for rodents to congregate, making it perfect for an owl's hunting ground.

The solitary and beautiful owl has mesmerized humans for centuries. Its haunting call evokes our amazement at the beauty of nature. No matter what it represents, an owl roosting in your yard can be a wonderful experience. We carry a full line of owl houses and decoys. For more personal assistance, feel free to call our customer service representatives toll free at 877-562-1818 or internationally at 513-232-4225 from 9 AM to 5 PM Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday.


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The Original Bird House Book
BWD-BHB
Now: $12.95
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Coveside Saw-Whet/Screech Owl House
COV-10062
Reg: $39.99
Now: $37.99
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Coveside Barn Owl House
COV-10180
Now: $109.99
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Coveside Barred Owl House
COV-10190
Now: $109.99
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Eight-Hooter Original Owl Call
EHW-EHOC
Now: $14.99
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Flambeau Scarecrow Owl Decoy, 17"
FLA-5910WL
Reg: $14.99
Now: $12.99
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NovaBird Flying Owl Decoy
NOV-02066-5
Reg: $34.99
Now: $29.99
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Stokes Complete Bird House Book
STK-BHB
Now: $13.99
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Woodlink Screech Owl & Kestrel House
WDL-OWLKEST
Now: $59.99
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