Continuing the holiday decorating for birds theme from last month, pinecones, winter berries, and wreaths replace pumpkins as the stars of the show for our feathered friends. A great project to do with children is to gather cones (the large, more open cones work well), coat them with peanut butter, and then add assorted seeds, nuts, and fruits. Hang where you can easily see them, and the birds will give you hours of enjoyment as they extract all the goodies.
If you want to try making bird seed ornaments or wreaths, Google is your friend! Dozens of ideas and simple recipes await and once you’ve selected a recipe, you can adapt it to the food preferences of the birds in your yard. These homemade projects are fun to do with children and make excellent gifts for bird-loving friends or family. Happy holiday decorating for the birds! Spotted Towhee by Mary Sinker