Monday, 27 February 2012

Lard at the nature reserve (I'm told it was smelly)

Oooh - lard!
I found lots of free things to do around Kent at half-term - the most revolting was rubbing lard into a pine cone at Sevenoaks Nature Reserve.

Calum said it was "disgusting and smelly" but he actually really enjoyed making the bird feeders and our small donation was definitely worth it.

Here's what you'll need to make your own bird feeders:

lard (bleugh)
a selection of bird seed
grated cheese
pine cone (with string to hang up the bird feeder)
plastic gloves (optional - but quite a nice option I feel . . .)

Mix the ingredients together with your hands and then push the mixture into the gaps in the pine cone. Then voila! You have your very own bird feeder to hang in the garden.

Sevenoaks Nature Reserve often has events in the school holidays - we've been pond dipping and been to their big wildlife festival in the summer. Keep an eye out for them!

Free parking

Sevenoaks Nature Reserve
Bradbourne Vale Road
Sevenoaks TN13 3DH


  1. What a great idea! I think I'll save that to use later!

  2. Yes do! It was pretty disgusting but I think Calum enjoyed it really . . .



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