Family Activity: Make Pine Cone Bird Feeders

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Don’t spend money on a store-bough backyard bird feeder when you can makd eyour own. Why spend the money? You can use inexpensive materials you have on hand to make your own feeders for Ohio birds.

Photo Credit:Happenings of the Harper Household

Create your own homemade pine cone feeders easily as a simple project the whole family can do. Hang your new creation, sit back and enjoy watching the many types of birds attracted to your yard! Check out this quick how-to video!

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Jamey Emmert
Jamey Emmert, a native of southeast Ohio, serves as a Wildlife Communications Specialist for the ODNR Division of Wildlife’s NE Ohio district and is stationed in Akron. After graduating from Hocking College with an Associate Degree in Wildlife Management, she began her career with the Division in 2003. Jamey’s responsibilities vary greatly and include serving as a liaison between the Division and the news media, conducting informational workshops and programs connecting Ohioans with the outdoors, creating educational exhibits at various events, and partnering with educators who want to provide educational experiences to others regarding conservation of our natural resources. In her spare time, Jamey enjoys traveling, deer hunting, fishing for anything with gills, searching fields for ancient artifacts, gardening, and birding all in between coats of pink nail polish. You’ll likely find her outdoors and at any given moment next to her husband, Greg, and canine companion, Sophie.
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