Lakeside Nature Center
Backyard Wildlife Habitat
A Simpler World of Recycled Bird Feeders!
If you eat, live in a house, have a tool box (nothing fancy), and maybe $10.00 in your pocket, or your piggy bank, you are ready to go. And remember, these feeders are cheap as dirt to make, so no big deal if you have to make another one.
The simplest feeder is a suet feeder made from a log and metal bottle caps. Simply nail the caps to the log, add a screw eye to the top, run wire through the screw eye and it's ready to hand. Put suet or a mix of peanut butter in the bottle caps and the birds will have a feast.
1 mayo jar
canning lid (without center)
1 dryer vent clamp
Thistle Seed Feeder
Tin Can Feeder
1 piece of 1 x
8 (about 3/4” x 7 1/4”) or 16” board or 3/4” x 8” x 16”
(Plans for Bird Feeders from Nature's Window, the quarterly publication of Friends of Lakeside Nature Center)