In effort (I suppose) to accumlate as much bird poop as possible on our patio, we are doing what we can to attract birds to our backyard this spring. Here's what we're doing:
First, Adam constructed this clever little bird feeder at a Cub Scout meeting. It's made simply of the bottom portion of a 2-liter coke bottle and string, with birdseed inside:
Next, following the advice of a book Stephen brought home from the library, we cut out pieces of yarn and put it out in our bushes. According to the book, the birds will come take the yarn for their nests, so we expect to be finding pieces of it scattered around our yard for years to come!
And there, my friends, is my nature-friendly effort for the spring. Enjoy. Now, we resume our regularly-scheduled mass consumption of styrofoam cups, disposable diapers and batteries.