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Welcoming the Birds at Beltane

By Patti Wigington

During the spring, birds are busily building their nests. Many species have returned from wintering somewhere else, and eggs are getting ready to hatch. If you’d like to attract wild birds to your yard, provide them with places to nest that are safe and sheltered. There are several ways to welcome birds to your property, including building houses, hanging feeders, and providing a source of water.

Hang a Bird House

Make a bird house to provide a safe shelter for the birds in your neighborhood. You can buy one pre-finished out of wood and then paint it, or you can make your own. Simple birdhouses can be made out of milk cartons or jugs, bent license plates, or even twigs and sticks glued together. When you hang your birdhouse, make sure it’s in a place that’s safe from neighborhood cats and other predators.

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