While Small Footprints is on vacation, I have tried to come up with a few things of interest. This week I want to challenge you to reconsider items you might toss out. We can help those less fortunate, such as our visiting birds. Encourage them to build their homes near you with this simple idea.
If you don’t have a suet cage you can make a container from plastic bottles, or other items you have around the house, by cutting holes around it in various places. Throughout the rest of winter you can save these scraps for the birds who will collect and use them to make nests with. These include:
- pet hair
- biodegradable string
- non-toxic paper
- small scraps of fabric, just make sure it’s not synthetic
A word of caution, do not add human hair which can tangle around the baby birds causing harm.
Just before spring arrives hang your cage filled with the collected scraps. This will save the landfill and assist birds in quickly building a home for their young.