Yesterday, my daughter packed away all of our ornaments, the creche and our Santa collection. Our poor tree looked so pitiful standing there alone when I came upstairs. I took great care of it, however, as I hauled it outside in the stand and reminded it that it was time for the next chapter in its journey.
You see, since I was a child, we have upcycled our Christmas trees to become homes and protection for birds as they come to feast at our feeders. Our trees prop proudly against the trunk of a cousin (yes, sometimes, twine is involved) and provide shelter for birds as they make their way to feeders in the cold wind of January.
As we prepare for sub-zero degrees here in Asheville, I have spent some time outside today shoring up the bird feeders around our yard in an effort to provide nourishment to our feathered friends, mischievous squirrels, and frisky chipmunks.
Here’s what you can do to protect woodland creatures during these winter months.
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