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Dane County Land & Water Resources Department

Birdfeeder Making Workshop for Kids

Event Dates

  • 01/28/2023 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Event Description

Learn about the feeding habits of local birds, and then assemble and decorate a cedar birdfeeder of your own to take home with you. The hopper-style bird feeder can be used with a variety of different bird seeds. It has clear plexiglass windows to allow you to see the level of birdseed and a hinged roof to allow for easy addition of seed and cleanout of the interior. Participants will use a screwdriver and follow along with the instructor to assemble a bird feeder that can be mounted to a pole or hung from a tree. Also included will be a discussion of the types of bird seed to use to attract the most common birds in our area, the best backyard locations, and the time of year and height above the ground to mount your bird feeder. Quick-drying acrylic paints will be provided for decorating the bird feeder, so be sure to wear old clothes.

Registration:

  • Cost: $30/person
  • Ideal age for participants is 8-12 years old. Registrants must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Limited to 10 people.
  • Register online

Instructors:

  • Mike Mason is a volunteer with Schumacher Farm Park with an extensive woodworking background.
  • Rona Neri serves as the photographer for Schumacher Farm's website and for many of our public events. The major themes of her photos are wildlife, wild places, and nature on the go.

Location

Schumacher Farm Park (5682 Hwy 19, Waunakee)

Contact

events.schumacher@gmail.com

Categories: Kids & Family, Talk or Workshop