Thursday, July 15, 2010
Bird watching has quickly become a favorite activity for Connor this summer. We went to a "Backyard Bird Watching Basics" program at Mid-Continent Public Library presented by a Clay County Park Ranger last week and learned 2 frugal ways to attract birds to our yard.
The first way to attract birds to your backyard is to add a bird bath. Birds like and need water so a bird bath will attract birds to your yard. A bird bath does not have to be fancy or expensive, really, the birds don't care. We made the bird bath pictured above with a plant stand I purchased at a garage sale for $.50 and a terra cotta pot tray I found in my garage. The birds love it! You can also use an old frying pan or bowl and just place it on the ground.