Time to Clean the Bird Feeder!

Time to clean the bird ūüź¶ #birdfeeder! Did you know that regular cleaning your bird feeders keeps #birds healthy? #birdfeedingtips¬†#birdfeeding

When your bird feeder looks like this, take a few minutes to hand wash it with hot water and dish soap. Let it dry completely before refilling with your favorite Nature’s Window bird seed.

Rain, snow and humid weather can turn small bits of birdseed into gunk where germs can grow. Keeping your bird feeder clean helps our feathered friends and looks nice in your yard too!

Education

What does bird seed have to do with science class?

The answer is a¬†lot, actually. Feeding birds is¬†a hobby, but it is also an excellent opportunity¬†for project-based learning. A group of teachers who want to bring real science into their classrooms spent a morning with Nature’s Window.

Together we explored the Nature’s Window distribution center and talked about what goes into making high-quality wild bird seed. The group¬†examined different varieties of seed blends and gained an understanding of why a particular bird species¬†might¬†eat certain seeds.

Our goal was to spark questions that the teachers could bring into their classrooms, engaging students in creating authentic¬†science projects, making their own discoveries about birds. We provided a took kit for each participant that included Nature’s Window birdseed, suet and¬†feeders to help them¬†get started.

Leaders from the Outdoor Discovery Center (Holland, MI) share our belief that feeding birds is a fundamental step in getting people outdoors and to connecting with nature. We look forward to many more events together.

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