A popular bird that fills our neighborhoods in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois with beautiful songs are in flight and migrating.  If you'd love to have these gorgeous, orange birds show up in your backyard this summer, below are 4 tips that will help them find your house.

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When do Orioles typically migrate to Minnesota?

According to birdwatchinghq.com, May 10th seems to be a magical date on when you want to make sure that your feeders are out to attract orioles.  Obviously, that's not a date that is set in stone because, well, these are animals.  We can see patterns but there are a lot of factors on when the birds actually show up in our area.

4 Tips People in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois Use to Attract Orioles

#1 - get an orange bird feeder.  We got a wood bird feeder kit and after it was put together, we spray painted it bright orange, just like the photo below.

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#2 - Cut up an orange and put those out in halves or sections.  You'll need to replace these every few days though because the birds don't want moldy or dried-up oranges.

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Photo by Patrice Bouchard on Unsplash
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#3 - Put out grape jelly.  We have a small, glass dish and fill the jelly up every few days.

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What's your favorite sign of spring in Minnesota?

Right now, I'm loving all of the flowers that are starting to pop up.  Seeing green instead of dead leaves in my flowerbeds is refreshing.  Let me know what you love the most over on my Facebook page - Jessica On The Radio.

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11 Gross and Nasty Things in the Spring that People in Minnesota Hate

If you own a dog, right now in your yard are piles of squishy turds that have thawed out and you really don't want to scoop them up.  (If you enjoy this, please come to my house...I have a Saint Bernard.  #EnoughSaid). Picking up squishy dog poop is one of the things we truly hate doing in MinnesotaIowaWisconsin, and Illinois as spring temps warm up our frozen state.  And just like an infomercial...but wait, there's more!  Yeah, dog poop isn't the only thing we are hating on.  See the rest of the list below.

11 Things That Happen In The Spring That People in Minnesota Hate

We love that the weather is getting warmer in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois but there are a few things about spring that don't bring us joy.

Actually, a few of these things even make us gag.