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Bluejay Now that winter and the holiday season are upon us and we have finished decorating our Christmas trees, it's time for creating a Christmas tree for wildlife. The following ideas are just a few simple ways kids of all ages can create treats for our feathered friends. Find a small tree in your yard or nearby that you can observe from a window in your house and decorated it with edible treats for our wildlife.

  • String a line of popcorn with peanuts and bits of dried fruit and wrap it around the tree.
  • Take an old bagel, have an adult slice it very thin, spread peanut butter on both sides and sprinkle it with bird seed. Take a piece of string or colorful ribbon and hang it on the tree.
  • Use a slice of bread to make different shapes with cookie cutters. Let the bread sit for a day or so until it gets hard. Spread peanut butter on both sides and sprinkle or dip it with bird seed. Poke a hole in the top and string it on your wildlife Christmas tree.
  • Take a pine or spruce cone, attach a ribbon to it, spread more peanut butter on it and sprinkle it with bird seed and hang it on your tree.

Now sit back on a comfortable chair in your warm and cozy house and watch your presents disappear from your wildlife Christmas tree!

-Jim Fregonara

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