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A few minutes in the kitchen can become hours of bird watching fun. Take birding to another level by creating unique dishes especially for backyard birds. This creative cookbook turns bird food into a banana split, cupcake, pie, and even tree ornaments. Each dish is perfect to tackle alone or with the whole family.
Inside You'll Find
26 recipes to attract the birds you want to see
Ingredients that appeal to 70+ bird species, including "hard-to-get" birds
Tips on selecting the right ingredients for the right birds
A handy chart that shows which birds dine on each dish
BONUS: Tips for cooking with kids, wildlife research projects, and a bird-identification section
See more birds and make birding even more interactive. Invite everybirdy to your yard with a banquet of nutritious, homemade foods.
About the Author
Award-winning author and science educator Adele Porter combines her passion for science and dedication to children in her books. In fact, the students that Adele has worked with during 20 years as an educator inspired Homemade Bird Food. Adele has also written educational materials for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Forest Service and various publications. She is a member of the National Science Teachers' Association, the American Ornithologists' Union and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. For Adele, one of the best parts of being an author is meeting the readers of her books at author programs and book signings and hearing their enthusiastic outdoor stories. She looks forward to hearing of your new wildlife adventures! A native of Minnesota, Adele enjoys the time she and her three children spend together more than anything else.
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Two types of honey now available in beautiful 12-oz jars:
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It's been said that local honey is great for warding off bad germs and aiding in the relief of sinus/breathing difficulties. Regardless, it tastes great!
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Based on the Book ...
We are always delighted when someone sees a movie in the book, because now, millions of more people know about the book! It might have been a great film or it might have been a total dud.
But, read the book yourself to see just how good or different the original is!