Want to see more native birds in your garden?

Entice them to visit you by providing water and something to eat.

DIY native bird seed treats are a fun and easy way to do this.

Delicious bird seed treat recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 x 50g gelatine packets
  • 250ml water
  • 2 or 3 cups of bird seed
  • Oil spray
  • Shape cutters
  • Straws
  • Twine

Method

  1. Bring water to boil in a small saucepan, add gelatine packets to water and mix constantly until the gelatine is dissolved. Add enough bird seed slowly to the gelatine mix until the seed is fully coated and the mix has a crumbly consistency. Stir until well combined. Leave to cool slightly.
  2. Line baking tray with baking paper and spray cutters and paper with cooking oil.
  3. Carefully spoon seed mixture into the moulds and pack down firmly. With a straw create a hole for the twine to be threaded through later.
  4. Refrigerate for a few hours or until moulds are firm.
  5. Gently remove the cutters and thread a length of twine through the hole to hang in your favourite tree or patio.

* This recipe is with thanks from About the Garden