The Backyard Naturalist is the area's largest and oldest independent retailer of wild bird products and gifts for nature lovers of all ages! Proudly serving the Washington, DC metropolitan area for twenty-five years.
Shop Small, Shop Local
Shopping local, small businesses in your own backyard, benefits your entire community.
The Backyard Naturalist has gifts for all ages and within any budget.
Come browse through our Gift-Boxed, One-Of-A-Kind Rock, Mineral, Crystal & Fossil Specimens. . .we have the area's best selection outside the Smithsonian Gift Shop!
And NEW! for local sports fans:
Redskins, Ravens, Capitals and Nationals!!! We have officially licensed flags, mini-flags, doormats and tree faces.
Feed Our Wild Birds!!!
Food and water are critical for wild birds to survive this unexpectedly harsh winter.
We have everything you need.
We are Maryland's first and only store to be awarded Droll Yankees' Five Feather Platinum Premier dealer status.
- Get Your Bluebird Nesting Boxes Ready NOW!
Bluebirds are Pairing Up and Choosing Nesting Sites, NOW! Most people don't realize that our Eastern Bluebirds start choosing nesting sites now (end of February, beginning of ... Read More
- WE WON!!!
Thank you for voting us ( For the second year!!! ) 'Best Gift Shop' in Montgomery County, Maryland As a small, independent business, we are ... Read More
- MOLD ALERT! Check Your Wild Bird Feeders!!!
Due to the recent extended rain, dangerous molds and fungus can be developing in the bottom of your bird feeders. Even though we'd recently cleaned our ... Read More
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