Eco-Activity #9: For the Birds!

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For the birds!
#EarthMonthforAnimals

Have you started to notice more birds in your neighbourhood? Maybe if your family created a bird nest supply shop last week, you’ve even seen some more around your home!

Did you know that birds turn food into energy at a faster rate than most other animals? This means they get hungry faster! Unfortunately, there are times when some birds can’t get enough to eat. That means even a little extra food can go a long way to feed them and their babies that should be hatching very soon! 

Let’s help them out and upcycle some otherwise single-use plastics you’ve got lying around the house! Hunt through your recycling for things like plastic water bottles, yogurt containers, or other plastic containers that have a lid that would otherwise be on their way out your door. Here are a few other things you’ll need for this activity:

  • 3 wooden skewers/dowels (about 30cm long)
  • Measuring tape
  • Nyjer seeds (These are safest! Putting larger seeds out this time of year can be risky for baby birds.)
  • Rope to hang the feeder with (No trees? No problem! Use a pole to hold the feeder off the ground instead)
  • Cutting tool