How to build a bird feeder

Making birdfeeders

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) Even though there is snow on the ground, you can still enjoy watching birds outside your window with a bird feeder. The folks at Blandford Nature Center say bird feeders are a great way to help winter birds when it’s cold outside. During the long winter season, native seed supplies start dwindling. Plus, attracting birds to your yard lets you admire their colors and beautiful songs.

Suet bird feeders

  • Melted suet or lard
  • Apples
  • Raisins
  • Raw peanuts
  • Black oil sunflower seeds

Pour the melted suet into a bowl with the seed mixture. Pack the mixture into a container like a recycle container or half a grapefruit peel. Poke holes and run string through them to hang the bird feeder.

Help scientists track birds by reporting the species you see in your back yard. Log on to Project FeederWatch to participate.

Blandford Nature Center
1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturdays, noon – 5 p.m.

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