Modernist Bird Houses.

by Chris Gardner

Switched On Set states:

"Never mind some bread and nuts, if you really want to treat the birds in your garden, get them the ultimate in stylish living - scaled replicas of great architectural homes for birds.

That's what German design company Raumhochrosen is now offering. There's a range of homes including 60s gems like the  Gunter Wratzfeld's House Watzenegg in Dornbirn (1963) and Rudolf Wäger's Dice House in Götzis (1965) through to more...

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How To Attract Birds in the Winter.

by Chris Gardner

The always useful Organic Gardening magazine offers some tips to keep backyard birds visible and present at your home during the cold months.

How To Attract Birds in the Winter.

  • High-calorie suet is vital to keeping birds warm in winter.
  • Keep a supply of suet in the freezer.
  • Lay in a stock of seed in case of emergency. 
  • Run an immersible heater to the birdbath.
  • Treat birds to home cooking by making muffins, bread, and nutritious snacks.
  • Expand the menu by offering chopped nuts,...
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    How To Make A Butterfly Garden.

    by Chris Gardner

    Materials:Builder's or playground sand, flat rocks, shallow dishes, local and seasonal plants

    Using only the few materials listed above, follow EHow's instructions to bring butterflies to your own backyard. The emphasis lies on using local plants to bring local butterflies to your garden, emphasizing the special contributions of your little area of the world. Two years ago, I used a very similar approach to help my mom create a butterfly garden in...

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