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  • Joanna Winters

    Very cute Idea! -Every spring I've been putting out yarn scraps and dryer lint for the birds, using one of my suet feeders. I also bought a cheap 100% cotton dust mop head at the dollar store that I add strings from. Glad to find that others are doing it, too. The Audubon Society and other well-respected birding organizations approve of the practice. ~vwr

  • Darnell Nesrsta

    Yarn scraps for bird nests Put the scraps of yarn (4-8"long) in your suet feeder ($1.99) and voila! You’ve just provided nesting materials for all the birds in your area. I’ve been doing this for years and I never fail to feel a thrill when I see a bright strand of yarn carefully woven into a bird’s nest. You can also fill your suet feeder with raw fleece, if you have any handy. Fleece scraps have always been particularly popular with the birds.

  • Hungry Pumpkin

    Yarn scraps for birds - great garden idea!

  • Shannita Williams-Alleyne

    [Great idea for using yarn scraps] Put bits of natural fiber in a suet feeder for spring nesting material - no synthetics, please! **Cornell Lab for Ornithology approves of yarn scraps for nesting: See "Nesting Materials" at this link ~ http://www.birds.cornell.ed...

  • Patty Stevens

    Suet feeder and leftover yarn scraps provide colorful nesting materials for your backyard birds...approved by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology...YAY!

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