To encourage birds to visit your yard, try hanging a homemade birdseed biscuit. You might want to keep an eye out for feathered friends on Valentine's Day; the 2010 Great Backyard Bird Count is February 12-15, when people across the country spend 15 minutes or more taking stock of the birds in their towns. For tips, tally sheets, and a list of events, go to birdsource.org/gbbc.
Jamey from Dabbles & Babbles has come up with this simple manila rope bird feeder. All you’ll need is a tin can, 1/4″ manila rope, and a piece of metal for the post. A terrific project to build with your kids.
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