The calendar says January, yet not much winter in Luxembourg. But that shouldn’t stop us from thinking about our little flying friends out there. Prepare some snacks for the birds so they know where to find it when nature puts its winter coat on.
I have made a couple of food stations in my garden, simply using thin wire, thread, pots and peanuts.
You can of course use leftovers from Christmas, such as dried fruit and berries, almonds and other nuts. You can also make your own balls with grease, seeds and grains. This is a bit more time-consuming and complicated, but a treat for the birds. This is an easy DIY for everyone in the family.
Text and photos by Ann-Kristin Øvreeide, January 2014