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DIY Winter Bird Feeders

Did you know that birds burn more calories in the winter to stay warm? They store fat during the short days to keep themselves warm during the cold nights. Even though most birds are well equipped to survive the chilliest of days, providing a food source for birds during the winter can be very helpful to help keep their energy sources replenished. Feeding winter birds can be a fun and educational activity for gardeners of all ages. That's why today on the #PullYourWeeds® Blog we are showing you how to make your own kid-friendly Winter Bird Feeders.

The social and emotional benefit to teaching young children how to feed birds is an easy and enjoyable way to help them develop an appreciation for nature and their surrounding wildlife. It also creates an opportunity to pause and take in the beauty of your own backyard.

Scroll down to learn how to make these easy & adorable Winter Bird Feeders

Option 1 - Wire & Cheerios (for older gardeners)

Option 2- Pipe Cleaners & Cheerios (for younger gardeners)

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