We have a big tree in the front yard that the birds just LOVE. Two different types actually, so there are often bird fights on the front lawn. The fight usually ends up with the Grackles overtaking the tree and the Sparrows moving to the gutters of our porch roof. Between them and the squirrels, the kids have a heyday watching the wildlife in our yard. So much so that we decided to make Biscuit Bird Feeders, to say thank you for the entertainment.
(This post is in partnership with Dawn, as a Wildlife Ambassador for 2017. Any opinions and love for wildlife and nature are 100% my own.)
Biscuit Bird Feeders Materials
- Bird Seed
- Uncooked Refrigerated Biscuits
- Yarn, Ribbon, or String
How to Make DIY Biscuit Bird Feeders
Step 1: Flatten out the biscuit and cut a hole in the middle. We used a bottle cap to remove the hole.
Step 2: Dump bird seed in a bowl, and press each side of the biscuit into the birdseed. Make sure you press the seeds in really good so they stick. If you have some honey in the cupboard, it’s not a bad idea to drizzle that on first, and then use a fork and wax paper to press the seeds in.
Step 3: Place the birdseed covered biscuits on a cookie sheet and bake according to the temperature on the biscuit package, but leave them in for about 30 minutes.
Step 4: Once the biscuits look crispy, remove them from the oven and let them cool. Tie yarn, ribbon, or string through the hole so you can hang them from the trees outside. Now, I would have pictures of ours hanging from our snow covered trees. But, that didn’t happen. You see, while they were cooling I ran to the store and the twins got a hold of them and started breaking them apart. My husband ended up throwing the whole tray away before I returned home. Long story short, leave them out of toddler reach while they cool.
Birds give us so much in the way of beautiful nature sounds and eloquent flight. This bird feeder is a simple way for us to give back to them. There are other ways you can give back to wildlife, both in your own yard, and beyond.
The International Bird Rescue and the Marine Mammal Center offer a variety of ways for people to give back to wildlife, and one way is the Adopt a Bird program. Did you know that January is Adopt a Rescue Bird Month? For as little as $25 you can adopt a bird, symbolically, and help rescue and rehabilitate birds impacted by man-made and natural disasters. If you are lucky enough to live in California, you can volunteer your time at one of the International Bird Rescue and the Marine Mammal Center. Volunteers help rescue and rehabilitate birds and marine mammals, educate the public, help maintain equipment and more.
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