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.
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Shopping local, small businesses in your own backyard, benefits your entire community.
2015 Nature Calendars & Holiday Greeting Cards
Our 2015 calendars and holiday greeting cards. Shop early for the best selection.
We have Maryland Crab Decals & Magnets!!!!
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, Nationals and Orioles!!! We have officially licensed flags, mini-flags, doormats and tree faces.
It’s Our 25th Anniversary!
Thank you!!! The Backyard Naturalist's 25th Anniversary celebration was a day we will remember forever. See photos from the party on our Facebook page.
We are Maryland's first and only store to be awarded Droll Yankees' Five Feather Platinum Premier dealer status.
- Olney BRT Project Raises Concerns
Best case scenario would eliminate 75% of businesses on Georgia Avenue--right in the heart of Olney. Put your comments on record here. We've just found out that the ... Read More
- Bluebirds Featured in The Gazette
National Bluebird Conservation Success Started Local. We'd like to thank writer Terri Hogan and The Gazette for putting a spotlight on Bluebirds this week. The beginning of Bluebird ... Read More
- 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
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The Backyard Naturalist's 25th Anniversary in The Gazette
In The Gazette: "Concerns intensify over BRT’s effect on Olney businesses" As a member of the Olney business community for 25 years, The Backyard Naturalist's owner Debi Klein speaks up about the potential threat to local small businesses.
For the second year running, The Backyard Naturalist is Voted 'Best Gift Shop' in Montgomery County by Gazette readers.
The Backyard Naturalist is Voted 'Best Gift Shop' in Montgomery County by Gazette readers.
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At 20, Backyard Naturalist one of oldest mom-and-pops in Olney 10/21/09 | Gazette.net