Monday, April 15, 2013

Nesting Time

Nesting 1
The weather has been absolutely lovely so far this Spring.  A few cold days but otherwise some lovely sunny weather.  We've been able to spend most of our time just where we love to be, outside.  Lots of planning, gardening, cleaning up, and of course playing.  We are also trying to make our yard as welcoming for the animals as we possibly can.  Our first project was to help our bird friends find some great nesting materials. 
All you need is:
  • yarn or other nesting material
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • suet cage 
Nesting 5
Nesting 4
The yarn should be cut into lengths between 4 and 8 inches long to be used as nesting material.  This is a great chance for the littles to practice their measuring and cutting skills.  It was a bit too windy outside which added an extra challenge to measuring.  We probably should have moved inside for this part.  

Nesting 3
Nesting 2

Our cage is hanging above our feeder in the backyard right now.  Hopefully we'll be able to see some bright colored bits sticking out of nests while on our nature walks.  And don't worry this is perfectly safe for the birds!  There are lots of other ways to attract birds to your yard an you can find lots of ideas here. 

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