A Better Bird Feeder
Brother and sister are curious why bird feeders look the way they do. They don't look like anything in the natural world — why would birds be drawn to them? Momma suggests they take a nature walk and study how birds eat — and then — perhaps design a better bird feeder. Martin and Sylvia enthusiastically take up the challenge, but they meet with unexpected trouble: squirrels!
Projects, Crafts, and Recipes for this Story
Sparkle Kitchen: Bird Seed Energy Bites
This combination of peanut butter and nuts provides a one-two punch of protein and satisfying fats that help my little birds keep flying happily. And the honey and maple make them a bit of a treat, too.
Sparkle Kitchen: Fall Millet Fritters
Millet is great grain for autumn — and goes beautifully with root vegetables and winter squashes. It makes a lovely morning porridge, served with butter and raw honey in our house. And best of all, it makes wonderful fritters.