Lola was given a pair of binoculars for Christmas. Since then we've had a little ornithologist on our hands. She carries her "nockers" (awkward, I know, we're going to have to work on that one...) around everywhere with her. She's always on the look out for birds.
We took on a project this afternoon in hopes to bring a greater bird population into her viewing zone.
We made ourselves some bird feeders.
|Tip for next time, the pine cones that were more open, were much easier to work with|
To do this we took pine cones that I had collected on a run the other morning in Golden Gate Park, rolled them in peanut butter and covered them with goodies to lure a few more feathered friends to our yard. We let them dry over night and then hung them up on our porch to bring in the birds.
For this project we used:
- pine cones
- peanut butter
- seeds and beans (any "extras" I found in my pantry)
- parchment paper
We spread the peanut butter all over the pine cone to act like a glue to the seeds and beans. We put the parchment paper down to help with clean up.
Once the peanut butter foundation was laid, we rolled the pine cones across a pile of all the goods. Post-rolling, we stuck on any extras we could.
The final product. We let these sit overnight to dry a bit. This helped minimize the messy factor
(a little bit...)
We wrapped yarn around the pine cones as best we could and then hung them up on our porch
Come and get it birds!!
We're ready for you!!
Have an awesome day!