Ever thought to decorate a tree for the birds and other wildlife in your garden? As if you need something else to have to decorate?
It might be something as simple as strings of popcorn and peanuts, cranberries and grapes, or something as elaborate (and pretty) as this wildlife tree at Longwood Gardens. The NWF suggests thin apple and orange slices, as well as pinecones coated with a mix of peanut butter and cornmeal then dipped in birdseed. Zick dough might be yummy too, I'd bet. And remember that your discarded xmas tree makes a great sheltering spot for birds and can be used as the base of a brush pile to attact other wildlife.
I took this pic last Christmas at Longwood and swore I'd make it back this past summer - didn't happen. I wonder if anyone is going this Christmas? Heather in Pa. - is this tree a staple of the display? Do you know if the decorations are handmade?
Something else to add to the holiday to-do list.
a return Visit
10 months ago