Attract Birds to your Garden with these Crafty Ideas
© Beverley Paine Jun 2004
We've noticed birds collecting nesting materials in our garden lately. Here are some things you can do to attract birds to your garden and encourage them to nest, so you can watch the baby birds growing up!
Bird houses are a wonderful addition to a garden.
Build a bird house from a plastic 2 litre drink bottle. Turn the bottle on its side, cut little windows/doors high up on the sides. Fold masking tape over rough edges. Paint, or cover the bottle with fabric (but not inside). Hang from a tree branches, or hide deep in a bushy shrub, for small birds to nest in.
Make a bird feeder
Make a Pine Cone Bird Feeder
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