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I found the instructions to make this cute porch swing bird feeder at the Birds and Blooms website.

Porch Swing Bird Feeder
This porch swing bird feeder will delight people and birds alike!

Get into the swing of things with this unique bird feeder. We chose to use poplar, a wood commonly used for crafts, since this wood comes in the 1/4-inch and 1/2-inch thicknesses used in this project. That way, there’s no need to resaw the boards for thickness. You’ll find it with the craft woods at home improvement stores.

Here’s What You’ll Need
•One 1/4-inch x 6-inch x 36-inch poplar board
•One 1/2-inch x 6-inch x 36-inch poplar board
•4 feet of light-duty chain
•6-inch x 12-inch window screen
•Four screw eyes
•Two S-hooks
•1/4-inch staples
•5/8-inch, 7/8-inch and 1-1/4-inch brads

Recommended Tools
•Table saw
•Power drill
•Pull saw or backsaw
•Small square
•7-ounce hammer
•Small nail set

Download the instructions here.



The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Celebrate Urban Birds is having their annual Funky Nests in Funky Places Contest!

Have you noticed any bird nests in your neighborhood? Peek in a hanging flower basket, a street light, a store sign, your barbecue grill, an old boot, or under a bridge! Birds build nests in the strangest places!

Be creative! Take a photo, create some artwork, shoot video, write a story or a poem, or create a sculpture. Just show a bird’s nest built in some out-of-the-way or out-of-this-world place.

Contest details at

YouTube video here

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Putting eNature’s free wildlife ringtones on your cell phone lets you share your love of wildlife with your friends.

Click here to listen to samples, learn about things such courting and mating behavior of our featured species and send your favorite mating call ringtone to your cell phone.

They’re fun, easy to put on your phone and, best of all, free.

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Created for the Chesapeake Bay Trust, this free app is an amazing resource for anyone who lives in the Bay’s 6 state watershed.

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