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Branch Dough

by Jonathan
(Millville, MA)

-1 part peanut butter
-1 part vegetable shortening
-2 1/2 parts white flour

Mix the peanut butter and shortening in a bowl. (Optional: add raisins, berries, fruit, or peanuts.) Then add flour and mix until doughy. Spread where large tree limb meets trunk or put in a covered tray feeder.

Birds I Have Attracted: american robin, wood thrush, eastern bluebird, black capped chickadee, tufted titmouse, baltimore oriole, american redstart, carolina wren, eastern towhee, brown headed cowbird, common grackle, red winged backbird, northern cardinal, indigo bunting, gray catbird, chipping sparrow, american goldfinch, house finch, white breasted nuthatch, and downy woodpeckers which love the recipe

Good luck attracting birds!

Thanks Jonathon! I will try it.

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Nov 12, 2010
by: Anonymous

I want to use this with middle school kids, but we'll be in a classroom. Does it mold well? I was thinking of mixing it up and placing some kind of hanger so they can take it home and hang it in a tree.
Ms. Beth in Iowa, I'm in Nebraska and the ingredients don't spoil, especially if you put it out in the winter when our birds really need it and food is scarce.

Jul 06, 2010
by: Anonymous

Where do you live? What is the temperature when you put this out? I live in Iowa and I think it would definitely spoil before the birds ate it.


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