Green Your Bird Feeder
A green way to assist our fine feathered friends over the winter is to make a bird feeder out of something biodegradable – a fruit, vegetable or gourd – that, at the end of winter, will leave nothing but a piece of string for the birds to use for their nest. Use a sharp knife to slice the top off your chosen feeder – suggestions include a grapefruit, large orange, pineapple, melon, squash or pumpkin – big enough for the bird, scoop out the inside and put them aside for later eating. Make four holes, one on each side to attach the string, with enough length to keep out of reach of the squirrels and hang from the tree or other appropriate holder. Before hanging, add the bird food – a “tasty” suet ball with the all the fixins.