These are uncertain times – but one thing is always true: we need a connection to the natural world. In response to Covid-19, we are cancelling or postponing all in-person events. We look forward to spending time outside in nature with you later this year. But for right now: if you’re looking for some small projects to do while we Stay-at-Home, we’ve got you covered! Each week, we’ll post a new “Nature at Home”Nature at Home project for nature lovers of all ages. Check the “Events” page for new projects.
Feed the Birds – DIY Style
We all have a little extra time at home right now – so why not use it to help the birds?
We’ve found some super DIY bird feeders that you can make at home, with supplies you have on hand. Snap a few photos of you making your birdfeeder, post them to social media, and tag @OakHeritageConservancy so we can cheer you on!
Note: We want you to stay healthy and social distance. If you see a project that you don’t have the supplies for, just make a note and do it later this year. For now, tackle the one(s) you have supplies for!
- Super duper easy for kids: Pine cone bird feeder.
- Easy for kids: Recycled milk-carton bird feeder.
- Easy for teens and adults: Tea cup bird feeder.
- Easy for families: Basic wooden birdfeeder. Note: you don’t need to go buy cedar wood (any untreated lumber scraps will do!)
- Basic woodworking project for adults or families: Wine bottle feeder. Note: you don’t need to go buy cedar wood (any untreated lumber scraps will do!)
- Fancier woodworking project: Hopper-style bird feeder.
Note: the best bird feeders provide a safe feeding environment for birds, avoid window crashes and…well, take a look at these super tips from Cornell’s Project FeederWatch! They’ll help you figure out where to put your feeder and how to protect birds while they eat at your new feeder.