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Portland Nursery

Dried Fruit Bird Feeder

It is the holiday time and why not share the spirit with your local bird population. Myra Lukens from the Backyard Bird Shop (503-635-2044) brought some of her friends to the store and gave us a quick lesson on building dried fruit ornaments. These decorations can be used indoors, but they are really designed to feed those flyers that are trying to survive the cold.

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All you need is a weather resistant yarn or string, a needle (embroidery needles works great) and a variety of dried fruits and unsalted peanuts. We used cranberries, raisins, prunes, and apricots. String them together and place them on your trees outside. Hang them close to your house so you can watch the birds feed and enjoy sharing the holiday spirit.

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