Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Bird Feeders

All the children here love nature from creepy crawlies in the garden through to feeding the ducks in the pond. As winter is drawing in we thought it would be nice to give our feathered friends a helping hand by feeding them as well as enabling us to view them a bit closer!

We made our feeders from pine cones. The children had a lovely time filling their pine cones with peanut butter and then covering their cones in bird seed that we took a special trip to the pet shop to purchase. 

We hung the feeders in the garden and before long we got some interest, not from the birds but from the local squirrel community. The children did not mind in the slightest and were fascinated with watching these creatures climb up and down the tree, hanging on our feeder and then sitting upright on the wall to munch their claimed seeds!

This was our great activity for all ages to teach children about nature and our school children were keen to have a go on their return. They all kept watch in the window until it got dark.

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