Wooden Birdhouses

Written by Stacy Chbosky
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The quality and beauty of some wooden birdhouses just has to be seen to be believed. I have seen wooden birdhouses that were so detailed and so intricate, they were simply amazing. They really looked like miniature versions of real houses. Details like slate roofs and copper verdigris trim just made them seem even more fantastic.

Wooden Birdhouses as Gifts

Garden decorations make terrific housewarming gifts, and wooden birdhouses are no exception. Although they make great housewarming gifts, I have often given birdhouses as birthday gifts, as well. They are suitable for a variety of people in your life, from parents to children, spouses to friends. I like giving birdhouses with a field guide to accompany them.

The field guide can be used to identify the different birds that visit the birdhouse. Identifying birds is a wonderful activity to do with children. It's also great for adults. Knowing something about the natural world around us can feel very centering and grounding in these modern times. I found that I started to notice the natural world around me so much more once I learned a little bit about it.

Look for birdhouses that are made of the best materials. Good materials will stand up for years, even decades of use. They can be easily cleaned with just soap and water. Look for poles that are spiked on the bottom. This way, you'll be able to simply drive the birdhouse into the ground, rather than having to dig a hole for it.

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