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Monday, March 21, 2011

Helping out the birds

My friend Helen sent me an email today reminding me about helping the birds now at nesting season. I KNOW I've seen others in previous years set out a basket of goodies for the birds to use but for the life of me I couldn't find any of their posts. Of course I may be mistaking one blog for another in my searches. I read A LOT of blogs!


Anyway..in my search to find the sweet basket posts for Helen, I came across another simple solution.
Since I had a nearly empty bag of lemons, I opted for this solution.

I added:
  • yarn scraps
  • thread
  • ribbon
  • dryer lint
  • torn fabric strips
  • Spanish moss
I took a crochet hook to pull some scraps partially out so they'd be more visible for the birds. Not sure if this is needed but I did it anyway.


I hope to see some nests with some fun colors while on my walks this year!!

7 comments:

*jean* said...

i used to do that every spring when my son was younger...your bundle looks very inviting!

Kimmie said...

And it looks so pretty too!!!

Yvonne said...

What a pretty bundle for the birds. That reminded me that I had not done that in many years. Thanks.

~*~Patty S said...

irresistible Halle
you make me want to dig into my net bag collection and get busy
tweet tweet!
oxo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've never tried that, but I have TONS of dryer lint and other scraps I can put out for the birds. Thoughtful as always.

khess136 said...

What a fabulous, pay-it-forward idea!! I'm on this right away and will also be looking for colorful nests in my neighborhood and yard! Thanks so much, Halle!
A new friend and follower thanks to ~*~Patty S,
Karen

khess136 said...

So I posted on Monday, but my brain went blank as to where I found this - Lost in Bloglandia Syndrom - however, Patty S. to the rescue! So I just posted the following on my blog:
UPDATE: I just learned from my friend Patty Szymkowicz at
Magpie's Nest ~*~ that I saw this idea at

http://halleshobbies.blogspot.com/2011/03/helping-out-birds.html
Halle has a great blog, you should check her out!! Fun ideas and wonderful humor

Please forgive, and if you have a chance, please check out my blog - I'm kinda new to all this!
xoxo
Karen

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