It’s important to remember to feed your feathered friends this winter. Recent research has shown that providing garden birds extra food during cold months helps ensure a more successful breeding season in the springtime.
To create a natural pine cone bird feeder, gather a pine cone, paper plate, butter knife, smooth peanut butter, birdseed, ribbon or yarn, and scissors.
Cut a long piece of the yarn or ribbon; this will be used to hang the bird feeder. Tie the ribbon in a knot around the top of the pine cone, as well as another knot at the end of the ribbon.
Next, use the knife to spread the peanut butter on the pine cone and around the edges.
Sprinkle birdseed over the pine cone, hang it on a tree and watch the birds enjoy your creation!