Wreaths for Wildlife

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The holiday decorating season is here, but not everyone remembers the feathered and furred friends around their homes during the preparations.  Well, it’s not too late to get started by attending the Wreaths for Wildlife Program at the Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center on Sunday, December 7 at 2:00 pm.  Participants will be constructing beautiful outdoor holiday evergreen wreaths that contain nutritious treats for cardinals, woodpeckers, squirrels and other wildlife.

The program will be hosted by the Center’s Environmental Educator, Pat Carney.  Mrs. Carney will be teaching adults and youth accompanied by a parent how to make these decorative and useful wildlife wreaths.  Carney will also give insights on how to attract different bird species by the type of food provided.  For example, suet attracts woodpeckers, cardinals favor sunflower seeds and squirrels are interested in everything.

There is a $6.00 program fee per wreath for this indoor, family oriented program.  A person attending the program but not constructing a wreath is requested to pay a $3.00 program fee.  Heavy pliers or needle nose pliers and a hammer will be needed.  Garden gloves are recommended.

Pre-registration is requested.  Space is limited for this program.  Please call Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County 4-H Youth Development Program, 963-7286 ext 401 to register for this wonderful program.  Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center is located on State Route 183, between Routes 13 and 69 in Amboy, Oswego County.  Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County provides equal program and employment opportunities.  Please contact the office if you have any special needs.