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The birds have returned to my neighborhood in full force. Even though they drive my dog (and my roommate) crazy, they’re a cheerful reminder that spring is finally almost here. To keep them around, I’m trying out this easy project by Susan Gibbs: fill an empty bird feeder with leftover pieces of yarn and your feathered friends will use the colorful scraps to build their nests.

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15 Responses

  1. nicki says:

    Pet fur (from animals not treated with flea or tick chemicals)

  2. nicki says:

    …and two things not to offer:
    Don't offer the birds your dryer lint (it crumbles, and it may contain harmful residues from detergents and fabric softeners) or any material that has come into contact with potentially harmful chemicals, such as household cleaners.

  3. wendyp says:

    no you can't- sticks to the birds feathers when it gets wet.

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