At the December meeting the Kind Kids were treated to a visit by wildlife rehabber Eileen Jones who told them about how animals survive during the winter and what they can do to help them. Eileen explained that planting certain types of plants and bushes will help provide a food supply for backyard wildlife. She also explained that while stale bread can fill birds up, it does not provide the protein and nourishment needed to help them survive during difficult times. Eileen brought along a friend, a pigeon, who happily demonstrated how the feathers of birds keep them warm and dry in bad weather.
The kids then had the opportunity to make nutritious bird feeders. They smeared pinecones with peanut butter and rolled them in bird seed to take home as a treat for their backyard friends.