A friend from my knitting group has gotten several of us into knitting bird nests for birds rescued by Wildcare in San Rafael, north of San Francisco. http://www.wildcarebayarea.org/site/PageServer
Baby bird info:
Why do they need handknit nests?
Wildcare takes care of a huge number of birds each year, and these hand knit nests are very useful to them. One of the cool things about knitting these nests is the variety we can make– there are small, medium, large, machine washable, felted… I’ve only made 2 1/2 so far, but I can see a lot more of my tiny leftovers going to some cheerful nests!
Today Wildcare had an event where you could learn to knit nests AND see the birds being fed in their cozy hand knit nests! My wee boy and I were free, so we drove up to deliver my first nests and see some rescued animals!
My favorite part was seeing the birds get fed:
The boy’s favorite part was playing veterinarian with my friend’s husband!
If you’re in need of a stash-busting/easy/charitable/quick fix knitting or crochet project, consider a bird’s nest, won’t you? The birds will appreciate it! Even if you can’t knit or crochet a nest, you can donate to help feed the rescued birds! Only $5 will provide 15 meals for a bird! Every little bit helps!