Jim Carpenter opened the very first Wild Birds Unlimited store near his home in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1981. At the time it was one of very few bird specific retail outlets in the country. Since then, Wild Birds Unlimited has grown to include more than 300 stores across the US and Canada. It is without doubt the premier name in wild bird retail. His new book, The Joy of Birdfeeding, The Essential Guide to Attracting and Feeding our Backyard Birds, was published late last year by Scott & Nix. Jim joins me to talk about how Wild Birds Unlimited came to be, and what he thinks are the most important things people should know about feeding birds.
Also, Greg Neise and Ted Floyd are back to talk about the most magical sounds of spring, duck songs. Or rather, the things that ducks do that aren’t quacks.
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