First Day of Spring
If you are going to be cleaning out your craft room or cupboard as a part of your spring cleaning routine, you can donate any unwanted yarn to the birds. Fill an empty suet feeder full of small pieces of yarn, hang it up outside, and watch what happens!

It won’t take long for you to start seeing bright colored pieces of yarn woven into bird nests around your yard and even your neighborhood. Once the birds have used up every last piece of yarn, you can make your own suet to fill the feeder with.

Learn more about Susan’s yarn sharing and whether it is safe for the birds.


By Sherri Osborn


5 Comments so far

  1. Nancy on March 20, 2014 11:42 am

    Too Funny, but I Love this idea!!

  2. Sandy L on March 20, 2014 1:12 pm

    NOT a good idea. Birds use natural’s in there nests for a reason “camouflage”. Other birds and animals might be attracted by the colorful threads. Not to mention the hazard of little birdie toes getting caught in the threads.
    Instead, I would suggest using dog fur (cleaning out the brush after grooming) or dryer lint.

  3. Linda Lanese on March 20, 2014 4:33 pm

    What a clever idea! I know people leave the hair clipping. Thanks for the idea!

  4. c wallis on March 21, 2014 2:02 am

    please DONT do this.
    not only will bright colours attract predators to the nest but the birds risk either themselves or their young becoming entangled.
    a few handfulls of straw or hay make a much better option

  5. Bonnie on March 22, 2014 1:07 pm

    Did you read the actual article that is linked to? The Cornell Lab of Ornithology (. (Scroll down to “Nest Material”) and the Audabon Society recommend this project.

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