Did you know that plastic Easter grass kills birds? Birds' legs and feet can become tangled in the long strips when it is woven into their nests. Many birds die each year by being trapped in the nest by this man-made material.
This year, consider using recyclable tissue paper or strips of colored paper, such as the comic section of the newspaper, to line baskets. Colorful cloth napkins and dishtowels can be reused from year to year. Or go natural with hay, straw, leaves or sprigs from the garden.
And Happy Birding!