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Horticulture - Youth Gardening

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Pinecone Bird Feeders

Pine Cone Bird Feeder


  • large pinecones
  • cotton string
  • peanut butter
  • bird seed
  • spoon


Tie 8-inch string around pinecone and then make a loop so you can hang the pinecone feeder on the tree.

With a spoon, scoop and press the peanut butter on the pinecone, carefully pushing the peanut butter under the pinecone scales.

Roll the peanut butter pinecone in birdseed.

Hang the pinecone birdseed feeder on a tree.

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