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.
Jazz Up Your Backyard!
Get ready for the hot days of summer with something cool from The Backyard Naturalist.
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, Nationals and Orioles!!! We have officially licensed flags, mini-flags, doormats and tree faces.
Nesting Season Update
First wild bird broods are out now! On to the second... and third !!!
So, be sure to clean out your nest boxes between each brood. Remember, it's not too late to add bird houses.
Juveniles are starting to show up at your feeders. They're not baby-sized –– just a little clumsy and disheveled. And they don't eat like babies either!
Food will disappear from your feeders, so you'll need to refill more often.
Don't miss out on the fun!
Visit The Backyard Naturalist for the area's best selections of wild bird houses, feeders and high quality wild bird seeds and suets.
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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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