We collect these little gems and find lots of ways to enjoy them! Love to craft? The tiny cones (15mm - 20mm) accent a rustic wreath very well....We like to put some in a bowl and spray a few drops of our favorite essential oil on the cones to create a natural room freshener!
This large flock of Evening Grosbeaks visit here on a daily basis. They know the platform feeder very well. Although they do just fine on their own eating the buds of maple, willow, oak and elm trees, to name a few, we enjoy offering them some sunflower seeds during the winter. They also drink maple sap by breaking off small maple twigs.
We sprinkled some seeds on the hard
packed snow for the rest of the flock!
As you can see, it was freezing rain when I captured these