|welly nest-box in leylandii|
21 May 2011
Last winter I obtained a new pair of wellies and decided to put my old pair to good use. In each boot I poked a hole in the toe for drainage and trimmed off the legs, leaving enough heel to provide protection from the elements. I then used garden wire to narrow the foot hole and stuck the left foot in a conifer and the right foot on an ivy-covered post. To my amazement, I checked them today and both left and right boots are currently occupied, though I'm not sure yet who the occupants are.
So next time you go to throw out and old pair of boots, you may want to consider providing some alternative housing for your garden birds!