Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Feed the Birds!

This winter has been difficult for all of us, esspecially our feathered friends. Birds have trouble finding seeds when the snow piles high. That is why we like to build bird feeders in the month of February. The Children's Department hosted an event for school age children to make two different types of feeders. The first one was simple; it involved stringing toasted o's onto pipe cleaners and shaping them into rings or other designs that could be hung on tree branches. The second type of bird feeder we made was a little messy; we coated toilet paper tubes in peanut butter, rolled them in bird seed, and looped yarn through the middle of them. These tactile crafts ensured our patrons would enjoy some backyard birdwatching for the rest of the chilly season.

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