Lots of people take nature walks through the woods to view the beautiful trees and wildlife. You’ll definitely see wildlife if go to visit them, but if you’d rather they drop by your place, you’ll have to entice them a little. Whether you’re man, house pet or wildlife you need food! If you put out food for wildlife they’ll definitely come by and take it off your hands!
Everyone knows what a birdfeeder is and what it does. There are zillions of different bird feeders, but the problem with them is, they generally attract only birds. It’s nice to watch birds come by and feed, but if you’d like to see a larger variety of wildlife, make something a little different. It’s easy to make a bird and squirrel feeder that will have them all running to your house!
Someone once said “Let them eat cake” and that’s exactly what you’ll do. Put out some cake and you’ll give birds and squirrels alike a real treat. Don’t set it out on a plate; hang it in a tree. That wouldn’t be easy to do if you had a slice of cake, but if you use a cake donut, it’s a breeze to feed the local wildlife.
Use a canning jar ring to make the holder for the donut. On one side of the ring, tie a piece of twine, string or yarn. Put one end through the ring and bring it together with the other end. Tie a knot. This creates a way for you to hang the donut on a limb or branch.
Take another piece of twine or string – something sturdy – and slide one end through the hole of the donut. Now slide this end through the hole of the canning jar ring. Tie these two in a knot. Now simply hang the donut in a tree and watch the birds and squirrels flock to it!
There are variations you can make with the donut feeder. Spread peanut butter on one side and stick in Cheerios, Rice Krispies or similar cereals. In addition to or instead of cereal you can press birdseed into the peanut butter.
If you don’t have a canning jar ring you can use a plastic lid from a frosting tub. Make two holes in the lid, one for the hanger, and one for the donut twine. The donut will eventually be eaten through to the point where it will fall from the hanger. That’s okay; just make another one – it only takes a minute!