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Well hope you got the feeder problems all ironed out there!Some of the feeders they make are not so great I know.Hubby made me a really nice wood one very large so I dont have to put any seed in for over a week at a time as in the winter it gets soooo cold here we dont like to go outdoors a whole lot at times.My cats however like to sit on it cause its plenty big so I have to make sure I have other high feeders they cant get on. emoticon

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9/28/08 9:17 P

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i found out the bird feeder i have here is flimie they can,t keep on it. so i went to store and got a wooden one and some mix seed with peanuts and sunflower seed without the shell and raisons.and i got some suet with peanut butter in it,i also got cherry suet.so that is why they aren,t around see what this week brings. with the other feeder i only got small birds.thanks for the tip of the corn.

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HI KATIE! emoticon HERE IS SOMETHING I FOUND OUT ABOUT THE JAYS EATING HABITS THEY LOVE LOVE LOVE CRACKED CORN THEY GO IN MY CHICKEN PEN CONTINUALLY TO STEAL THIERS!TRY SOME OF THAT .

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i guess going to get peanuts for them i have sunflower seed in bird feeder but no blue jays are interested.ummmm emoticon

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Sorry its been so long since I posted any B and B info.Seems like fall is busyer then summer was!!

Blue Jay



Photo: Roland Jordahl

Scientific Name: Cyanocitta cristata.
Family: Crow.
Length: 11 inches.
Wingspan: 16 inches.
Distinctive Markings: Blue feathers and crest with gray breast.
Nest: Well hidden and often found in the crotch of a tree 10 to 25 feet above the ground. Females lay and incubate four to five eggs.
Song: Harsh scream, "jaaay, jaaay, jaaay." Has many other calls, including whistle phrases, rattles and a harsh "shkrrr."
Habitat: Backyards, parks and woodlands.
Diet: Omnivorous, including nuts, seeds, fruits, insects and frogs.
Backyard Favorites: Feeders with suet, sunflower seeds or peanuts.
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emoticon Katie you know I havent seen that many bluejays around either?Wonder what happened to them.I saw just one today in the woods when i was walking but its the first one in a long time!

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thanks ginger for the information, you now what i,ve heard bluejays around but this year i haven,t seen one at my feeder last year i seen lots.but lot of black birds and crackles. and little birds and no cardials either?

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From Birds and Blooms :When should I start and stop feeding hummingbirds?


Early May is a good time to hang up your hummingbird feeders. In the South, migratory hummingbirds begin tapping sugar-water feeders in backyards in early April. Don't be in a hurry to take them down in fall. There's a myth that if you leave your sugar-water feeders up, then the hummingbirds won't migrate. This isn't true. Don't be afraid to leave your feeders up through migration season. This way, you'll catch any late travelers as they fly through your area.

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Great information Ginger, thanks!!

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Hi Team some info on soil testing for you from B and B!
Put Your Soil to the Test


Want to get the "real dirt" on your own soil? One of the best ways to do this is through a soil test.

Soil can be tested any time of year, though fall is one of the best times because labs are less busy then, says Birds & Blooms plant expert Melinda Myers.

"And you'll get the results in plenty of time to improve the soil before the next growing season," she says.

Your county Extension service will help you find a lab to do the testing. They'll also recommend any specific directions about how to collect the best samples.

When you collect your soil, brush away any non-soil debris and use a trowel to take a slice of soil that extends from the surface to 4 to 6 inches deep. Take several samples from the area and mix them in a clean bucket. Allow the soil to dry for several days. Mail 1 cup of soil for testing.

Since you're already collecting soil, you might want to create different sample bags for the varied areas of your yard, and test your lawn, flower beds and vegetable garden separately.

A few weeks later, you'll get a report card on your soil, detailing everything from its texture and pH to recommendations for the type and amount of fertilizer to apply. Now, wasn't that easy?

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They are too Beautiful to throw out arent they!!I think the pictures are better then any other magazine !

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I get both the B & B and the B & B Extra and love em. If anyone wants my old copies, sparkmail me and I'll see about mailing some to you. I hate to see them go to waste and I just don't have the space to keep them.

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8/28/08 10:18 P

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Members is there ANYTHING in particular you would like me to find in B and B for you?????

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From Birds and Blooms --
I'd like to offer suet to my feathered friends. What do you suggest?


Real suet is the fat that surrounds the beef kidney, but it isn't easy to find anymore. Most suet block manufacturers mix suet or lard with everything from sunflower seeds to peanuts to fruit when making bird treats. I use blocks of pure suet in my feeders and attract plenty of birds-especially woodpeckers. If pure suet isn't available, fat trimmings, lard and peanut butter are good substitutes. Just remember to include ingredients like these to provide protein and energy, which helps birds survive.
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How do I keep birds from flying into my windows?


When birds see the reflection of trees and sky in a window, they often confuse this image for reality and fly straight into the glass. To eliminate the reflection, you usually need to do something on the outside of the window. Some options include covering the glass with netting, screens or soaping them. Also try hanging streamers outside the window or placing hawk silhouettes or other stickers on the glass
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Is there any particular subject you would like covered here???

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emoticon Here is a simple birdhouse plan from Birds and Blooms Mag,

Try This Birdhouse for Beginners
With its classic good looks, this one-board birdhouse will fit anywhere.


While this birdhouse is as simple as it gets, it has a lot going for it. It can be made very quickly...uses minimal materials and tools...and boasts a sleek look that will make any budding woodworker proud to say, "I built it all by myself!".


Here's What You'll Need

One 5-foot 1- x 6-inch No. 2 pine board
1-5/8-inch galvanized deck screws
2-inch galvanized finishing nails

Recommended Tools

Power drill
Appropriate-size spade bit
Hand saw

Let's Saw That Board!

Using the full width of the 1-inch x 6-inch board, cut out the pieces as shown in the board layout below.
Drill a centered entrance hole about 2-1/2 inches from the top of the front piece. For eastern and western bluebirds, the hole should be 1-1/2 inches (for areas with mountain bluebirds, use a 1-9/16-inch hole). Chickadees and tufted titmice prefer entrances of 1-1/8 and 1-1/4 inches, respectively.
Attach the front to the sides with 1-5/8-inch deck screws. Predrill the holes in the front piece to prevent the wood from splitting. After nesting season when it's time to clean out the birdhouse, remove these screws for easy access.
Attach the back to the sides with 2-inch finishing nails. Predrill the holes, making sure each one is straight.
Cut about 1/2 inch off each corner of the floor for drainage.
Recess the floor 1/4 inch up from the bottom of the house, then attach it with 2-inch finishing nails from the sides and back. Do not nail the floor from the front or you won't be able to open it for cleaning.
Attach the roof to the sides with 1-5/8-inch deck screws.
You're finished! Your board is a birdhouse. Nice job!
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'So That's What a Hummingbird's Nest Looks Like!'
Years of searching end with reader's exciting discovery.
By F. Dwain Phillips, Stillwater, Oklahoma


I've attracted hummingbirds to my backyard for 20 years. But try as I might, I've never been able to find even one nest.

I always assumed the little hummers built their nests so high in the trees that I just couldn't spot them. But last summer, I learned that I may have seen the nests before without even realizing it.


Know What to Look For

It all started when a friend called to say he'd found a ruby-throated hummer's nest in his yard. Knowing I like wildlife photography, he figured I'd be interested in taking a look—and a few photos. Was I ever!

When I arrived in his yard, I was surprised to find the tiny, cup-shaped nest anchored tightly to an oak tree limb just 8 feet above the ground. A 6-foot stepladder put me at eye level with it. The nest was made of fine animal and plant down, moss and lichens. To my delight, it held two pure-white eggs, each about 1/2 inch long.

I finally understood why I hadn't been able to find a hummingbird nest before. Only about 1-1/2 inches in diameter, it blended so well with the tree bark that it looked like nothing more than a bump on the branch. After examining the nest, I pulled the ladder several feet back and waited with my camera. It didn't take long for the female hummer to return. She kept a wary eye on me while I snapped a few quick photos
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A short article from B and B on discouraging bully birds from coming to your feeders.----

How do I discourage bully birds?


The easiest thing to do is change your feeder. There are bird feeders of all shapes and sizes that are surrounded by coated wire mesh. The wiring is large enough to allow small birds to pass through, which is too small for bigger bully birds. Of course, there is a catch. Using a feeder like this will also keep out popular backyard birds like northern cardinals. But if you want to get rid of bully birds, this is a good way to go.
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Oh no Kylie what else can happen with the varmits Lilac just caught a mole who was pushing all of her plants up! emoticon

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I'm going to look for them! I have a horrible problem with squirrels! They are digging up my flowers..ugh!

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thanks ginger, the one with the slinky would be fun

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OH THANK YOU!

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emoticon another great article from birds and blooms Mag. on preventing Squirrels from taking over the feeders!

Our Best Squirrel Buster Tips
Learn how to outwit these feeder raiders once and for all.
By George Harrison, Contributing Editor


Squirrels! Squirrels! Squirrels! They are everywhere...on bird feeders, on wires, on the ground and in the birdbath.

Most are gray squirrels, but depending on where you live, some may be red squirrels or fox squirrels. All can be pests.

True, they are fascinating to watch, and obviously very intelligent as they outsmart the protective baffles and domes we place around bird feeders. But there is a limit to how much of this behavior we're willing to tolerate.

After decades of studying and observing wildlife, I've come up with four methods that will stop most squirrels in their tracks. Each of these tactics is illustrated in detail on a 30-minute DVD called Outsmarting Squirrels that I created along with Steve Maslowski, a frequent photo contributor to Birds & Blooms. It features perfected ways to outsmart squirrels while allowing them to continue their natural behavior in the backyard wildlife scene. See below to order a copy.

Rule of 5-7-9: I have found that squirrels cannot jump more than 5 feet from the ground to reach a feeder on a post with a baffle. They cannot jump more than 7 feet from a tree or building to the side of a feeder. And they are reluctant to drop more than 9 feet onto a feeder from above.

So, if your feeder is 5 feet off the ground, 7 feet on each side from a launching place, and 9 feet below an overhang, 90% of squirrels will be unable to jump onto a baffled feeder. If you add 6 inches to those dimensions, you should prevent 100% of squirrels from reaching the feeder.

Soda Bottle Roller: Squirrels are regular circus performers when it comes to walking on high wires. Their amazing agility makes bird feeders hanging from wires easy pickings for any squirrel.

But, if you string plastic liter-size soda bottles onto the wire on both sides of the feeders, the squirrels will be rolled off the bottles as they approach the feeders. Make sure to keep the Rule of 5-7-9 in mind when placing the wire for the soda bottle setup.

Slinky On A Post: A "Slinky," the children's toy, makes a great post baffle. Thread the post through the Slinky and attach one end under the feeder and allow it to drape down the post. Shorten it if the Slinky touches the ground.

A squirrel that tries to climb the post will get a ride on the Slinky back to the ground every time. Again, remember to use the Rule of 5-7-9 when placing the feeder to prevent squirrels from bypassing the Slinky baffle.

Birds In A Cage: By enclosing bird feeders in wire mesh (hardware cloth) that is large enough to allow birds to enter the cage, but small enough to exclude squirrels, you have squirrel-proofed the feeder. This works especially well for feeders that only serve small birds, like tube feeders, and it keeps out large bully birds as well.

Use these four methods, alone or together, and you will have outsmarted the squirrels in your backyard. Then you can go back to watching the birds on the feeders, while the squirrels watch from the trees.
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Blue Jay


Scientific Name: Cyanocitta cristata.
Family: Crow.
Length: 11 inches.
Wingspan: 16 inches.
Distinctive Markings: Blue feathers and crest with gray breast.
Nest: Well hidden and often found in the crotch of a tree 10 to 25 feet above the ground. Females lay and incubate four to five eggs.
Song: Harsh scream, "jaaay, jaaay, jaaay." Has many other calls, including whistle phrases, rattles and a harsh "shkrrr."
Habitat: Backyards, parks and woodlands.
Diet: Omnivorous, including nuts, seeds, fruits, insects and frogs.
Backyard Favorites: Feeders with suet, sunflower seeds or peanuts.


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You lucky ladies, I don't get goldfinch in my yard. We did have one show up last year. He ate off my coneflowers then flew away and never came back.

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Yup..I get them too..I had 7 families this spring..now only one comes back for the thistle..when the other feeders are empty!

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yeah i get gold finches here they are a lovely bird and also red brested grosbeek

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emoticon Hi Here is some Info from Birds and Blooms on the Golg Finces you might like to read.There are only about 5 or 6 States that border Canada that get them in the summer.How many of you have them??

American Goldfinch



Photo: Roland Jordahl

Scientific Name: Carduelis tristis.
Family: Finch.
Length: 5 inches.
Wingspan: 9 inches.
Distinctive Markings: In spring and summer, males are bright yellow with black wings, tail and forehead. Females are a duller yellow with white wing bars. In winter, both males and females are olive brown with wing bars.
Nest: Cup-shaped nest, lined with thistle or milkweed down. Lays four to six pale-blue eggs.
Song: Melodic flight call, "per-chick-o-ree, per-chick-o-ree." Courtship son is a canary-like sweet song, rising and falling.
Habitat: Open areas like yards, fields, fencerows and groves.
Diet: Seeds and berries.
Backyard Favorites: Supply nyjer (thistle) in a tube feeder with multiple ports, or in a nylon stocking.
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I'm glad I'm not the only one! Maybe now there is warmer weather they'll show up..it's been much cooler this spring?

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i haven,t seen any hummingbirds around here at all specially with my flowers.

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COOL! I'll try that if I ever get any traffic!

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emoticon Some info from Birds and Blooms on feeding hummingbirds by hand for all you hummingbird lovers out there!

Five Steps to Feeding Hummingbirds in Your Hand


It's one thing for a hummingbird to eat from a container that you're holding. But it's another thing to actually feel one of these jeweled fliers in your hand.

Abigail Alfano from Covington, Louisiana was determined to touch a hummingbird. And with a little practice and patience, she finally did. Here's how she did it.

Get hummingbirds used to your yard by offering multiple sugar-water feeders.
As the traffic around your feeding area increases, start spending time out there so the hummingbirds get used to you. Even if you scare them off at first, be patient. They will come back.
Once they get used to your presence, hold the sugar-water feeder in your hand. If you are patient, they should eventually start feeding from the one you're holding.
When you have good hummingbird traffic one day, remove your other feeders. Next, place a small feeder filled with sugar water in the palm of your hand (Abigail used an old milk jug lid).
Now you just have to sit outside and wait. If you choose a day with good hummingbird traffic and remove the other food sources, you'll have better chances. Be patient and stick with it. You just might feel the flutter of a hummingbird in your hand.
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emoticon You will do it Kylie you are a real mover!!

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Thanks for that Ginger. You know I lived in Phoenix for about 20 years and NEVER went there..how sad is that! Maybe this winter I'll get to go. I'll put that on my list of things I want to do while there. I'm going to buy myself a bus pass and go where ever while my friend is working! I think it would be fun and maybe I'll get my sis to go with me?? Is there anything like that in Tucson that I need to know about. I'll be going there to the gem show in Feb?? and might as well check out the gardens there if they have any? OH and I'm going to climb the mountain with my friend this year..she's been begging me for such a long long time! Woohoo..I'll be able to!!

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emoticon This is one you might like Silver.
Desert Oasis Takes Flight
Hummingbirds and butterflies flourish in the arid Southwest.
By Kris Wetherbee, Oakland, Oregon

Photos by Rick Wetherbee
Of all the public gardens I've visited through the years, one of the most surprising is the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona. Located on 145 acres in the midst of the red rock buttes of Papago Park, the stunning desert scenery is a haven for hummingbirds.

Something is always in bloom here. In fact, the ever-changing color palette of nectar-rich blooms offers a riot of attraction for hummingbirds and butterflies throughout much of the year.

To be honest, desert gardens have never held much appeal for me. But now I have a whole new appreciation. Established in 1939, the garden features more than 20,000 cacti, succulents and other desert trees and shrubs from across the globe in what has become one of the world's finest collections of desert plants.


The pageantry of multihued and textural plants possess a stunning sense of presence, especially when set off by a Sonoran scenery highlighted by cinnamon buttes, turquoise skies and golden light. Five themed trails take the familiar phrase "paths of discovery" to a whole new level, revealing different aspects of desert landscape, plants and wildlife.

The main trail is the brick-lined Desert Discovery Trail, which showcases the garden's oldest plants. The Sonoran Desert Nature Trail is the spotlight of attraction for dramatic vistas, amazing wildlife and incredible cacti and other desert plants.


You can see hummingbirds and butterflies throughout the garden, but the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Trail is the best place to find them. Two other areas you don't want to miss are the Herb Garden and Quail Run Path. The Herb Garden features seven themed gardens, including a wildlife garden filled with herbal enticements for hummingbirds and butterflies. The Quail Run Path gets you up close and personal with a variety of interesting plants, which means interesting bird activity as well.

The Desert Botanical Garden is one of the most accessible birding areas in Phoenix, and it's a great place to photograph these colorful creatures. You can see several species of hummingbirds at any time of year.

The most common is the brilliant Anna's hummingbird, a year-round resident with a fondness for the Baja Fairy Duster (Calliandra californica), ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) and other red tubular flowers. Other hummers to grace the skies include the rufous, Costas, broad-billed and black-chinned.


The garden is also home to many other bird species. You might cross paths with a greater roadrunner or roam the grounds with the Gambel's quail—a gregarious bird that would rather run than fly.

Other residents you're likely to see include Abert's towhee, northern mockingbird, gilded flicker and lesser goldfinches. If you're lucky, you might even see yellow-headed verdins jockeying for a nectar spot among the hummingbirds. Or you could hear cactus wrens and curved-billed thrashers singing from the tops of cacti.

Don't let the word "desert" stop you from visiting this wonderful Southwest oasis. In one trip, you'll be surprised, too!

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I got my new issue and I love the flower garden in the boat.. That is so cool I want one. Its right next to the deck so it looks like its docked at the pier... emoticon





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Now that's a good idea. Then when you are done you can figure out where to put them in YOUR house. emoticon

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Mail them to me!!! emoticon

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I found the bee but I’d have to go back and look again to see what page it was on.

Mae ~ I didn’t know they had binders?!?! I hate throwing these great magazines away but then again I have no place to put them when I’m done.

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That sounds like fun! I wish I could afford to get it..maybe one of these days!

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they also have garden one there is about 3 different kinds they have but i enjoy the birds and the blooms the best. i don,t send them a card telling them where i found the accorn i just do it for fun. see if i can find it faster than anyone else in the house here.

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yes they do but i don,t know about this last issue just found the acorn anyone found the bee in this issue.

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My mom subscribed to this magazine umm....maybe more than 10 years ago when she had this one magazine Rembering something and this Birds and Blooms magazine was coming out and she got the first magazine and has been getting it ever since. I started getting the subscription myself about 3 years ago. I have their binders and have the magazines in them too. I didn't notice until about a year ago that they were even online! LOL

I enjoy it and I got my mother in law a subscription for Christmas last year.

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Yes they also hide a bee. So you are looking for the acorn and a bee. I subscribe to this magazine plus the Birds and Blooms Extra copy. I devour both of them.

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emoticon I know about the acorn but not the bee?Kylie they hide an acorn in the pictures somewhere and you have to find it, if you send them a card with where you found it and your card is picked you get something from thier store.Katie do they hide a bee too??

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The nut and the bee? I don't know about this..tell me more!

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i buy them when i see them at the store. i really enjoy learning more about the birds that i,m feeding. and wish a hummingbird would show up at my plants.i try to find the nut too and the bee sometimes it,s hard i go though that magazines sometimes 5 times before i find it.lots of fun

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OH thank you! I don't get the magazine..just see it at the docs once every four months..I grab them all up and then I sit and read them because it takes them over an hour to get to me! ha!! So please share!!!

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emoticon To all of you Team members, this thread will be for Information articles what have you anything to do with the Birds and Blooms Mag.Feel free to contribute any info you may have for our members who may not be a subsriber to the Mag.

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