For all kinds of youth groups and school projects, birdhouse kits make the perfect choice. While helping to instill a sense of stewardship in children, the birdhouse kits serve as real nesting sites for wild birds to roost and raise their young. With a severe shortage in natural nest sites, mostly due to habitat loss and competition from non-native birds, birdhouse kits help to fulfill a critical need for Mother Nature’s beaked buddies.
While the innovative kit at left is more like a puzzle, recycled plastic birdhouse kits arrive flat and ready for assembly. Bird feeder kits, and even bat house kits are available in durable and long lasting cedar too. It’s a terrific and fun way to help teach kids about the importance of conservation and our environment.
Whenever I read stories of school projects and birdhouse kits, it give me a good feeling that some folks actually “get it” and really do care. The Birdhouse Chick is more than pleased to offer a substantial discount on birdhouse kits purchased in quantities for any youth or school project. Please Contact us with your details, it’s just a small thanks for housing and feeding the birds! We’ll even send some ideas for home made nesting materials the kids can work on to further entice feathered friends.
Not only do natural food sources dwindle, but shallow pools and ponds tend to freeze, leaving birds and other wildlife without a consistent water source. Some folks believe birds can just east snow to get water, and in part that’s true. But it takes them a tremendous amount of energy to actually convert the snow to water. Energy that could be better spent on staying warm. Birds, like other beings, obtain energy from calories, so this process ends up being a terrible waste of precious calories for wild birds’ metabolisms.
Offering heated bird baths will encourage some species to over-winter in your yard and immediate area. Bluebirds especially, will stick around if heated bath water is readily available. Ground baths are also a great idea, because birds’ naturally bathe at ground level. These heated bird baths can also be quite enticing for other wildlife too.
Innovative birdbath heaters will allow you to convert your favorite bath into a heated one. New materials that are safe for all types of birdbaths make it simple to do so. Even resin, or plastic baths can utilize these heaters, there are heated mats, resin-cased heaters and the very cool Heated Rock.
This winter, consider adding heated bird baths to your landscape, or purchasing a bath heater for your existing birdbath. You’ll help feathered friends thrive and flourish during frigid temperatures, plus catch some quality bird-watching time!
Bird Feeders are no exception to this rule. A new generation of wild bird feeders range from fun and funky, to antiqued and retro, even the simplistic style of Feng Shui. Most are hand crafted, bringing individual style and uniqueness to each piece. Materials that have been around forever are being used to transform the mundane into terrific art for the garden. Art to be admired, enjoyed, and to feed the birds!
Wild bird feeders for suet, seed, fruit, or just about anything you’d like to offer feathered friends, are crafted by those who have a passion for birds. The quality will surpass any wild bird feeder found in a “big-box store”.
The suet feeder shown here is anything but your traditional wire cage. Sustainable bamboo, glass and stoneware are used to create this beautiful, yet functional wild bird feeder. Weather-proof stoneware is also used in creating the oh-so-fun Hot Lips Hilda. She’s a seed feeder who’s guaranteed to entice many a wild bird.
Whether you’re considering a new feeder for the winter season, or maybe in search of a great gift, consider uniqueness, quality and just plain fun as factors. Wild bird feeders help feathered friends to thrive and flourish all year long.