DIY Squash & Pumpkin Bird Feeders

Pumpkin Banquet-o-Lantern

A pumpkin carved into the shape of a basket makes a pretty feeder for birds as they fatten up before migrating south. Use a washable marker to draw the basket shape on the pumpkin. After carving and cleaning out the inside, set an aluminum pie plate or terra cotta saucer into the top opening of the pumpkin basket or atop an inverted terra-cotta pot placed inside. Set your festive feeder on a birdbath pedestal and fill the pie tin with high-quality birdseed.

 

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Inviting Pollinators to your Garden

Inviting pollinators into your garden is good for everyone. Keeping the bee populations strong and the benefits to the flowers and plants from the pollination.

Recent Decline of Pollinators

In the most recent decades, many pollinator populations are considered to be in decline and some (such as several varieties of bees) are even in danger of extinction. This is not only devastating for the fact that we are losing an entire species from our planet, but this could bring forth dire circumstances for global food webs and human health.

Hummingbird

How You Can Help

One of the best ways gardeners can help pollinators is by planting a garden.  Continue reading “Inviting Pollinators to your Garden”