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Monday, May 6, 2019

Please Do Not Do This! ...

Hello my dear friends,

today's post is not about something I have created but a plea to everyone!
It is a post that needs to be shared so we all get it right, so please do share this with your family and friends.

It is now nesting time and some people, who only have the best intentions and mean to only do good, hang out bird feeders stuffed with bits and pieces of yarn and wool. Their thoughts are for the birds to take some of it to make their nests soft and warm for their babies which is so sweet and kind but so dangerous for the birds.

Adult and baby bird's tiny feet can get caught and hooked in the fibers of the yarn which it can lead to injuries or even the bird's death because it won't be able to free itself! Other birds die because yarn gets stuck on their mouth and they can not get it out on their own.

 So please, please, please do not place such things outside!
They will do more harm and it will break your heart if you knew a creature died because of it. You are able to find what you can put outside to help the birds right here on the Internet or ask your local wildlife shelter.

I am sorry to say that I once did this years ago but after two days I took it back down because of what I had read back then but unfortunately never shared. Our local wildlife shelter and wildlife rehabilitators are trying to educate people about this more and more these days.

Please tell your local kindergartens and schools not to make these yarn feeders this with the children because they are teaching them something that isn't good for nature even though the best intentions are meant.

I have added a link to a website that has information for all of you that love to help the feathered creatures that visit your garden/yard.


Please, do share this!
Let us save some birds by being helpful the wrong way.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me here today at Todolwen.
I hope my post hasn't upset any of you. It is only meant to make everyone aware of something we are unfortunately doing wrong.

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day,. 


  1. This is wonderful information, and I hope you'll share it every year, but earlier. Our birds build their nests in March, and their first broods are almost fledging by now.

  2. Got it Karen; thanks for sharing. I've not heard this before~ karen o

  3. Wow that is great information. I only put out bird seed because I feel most birds know what to find in nature to make their nests. This is great you posted this to let everyone know. Hope you have a great new week.