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August 10, 2010


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The Zen Birdfeeder

Hi Renee!
There are 100 birds that have eaten Bark Butter from all around the country. Your Iowa birds included!
I think with you we'll focus on squirrel-proof feeding and will probably go with an Eliminator.
I had fun talking with you.
Love, your sister Nancy


Happy Wednesday! I was wondering about bark butter for my Iowa birds. What kinds of birds will be attracted or eat this? Also there are lots of squirrels in my neighborhood, will they be attracted too and eat it? I don't want to give them another reason to climb my trees and deck cover.
Love from your sister.

The Zen Birdfeeder

Syl - thanks - let us know how you like Bark Butter when you try it. Remember you can always get it online: http://bit.ly/NVzIk


Great post Nancy! I will use these "recipes" to enhance our birds enjoyment of Bark Butter.

During the winter months, I smear Bark Butter mixed with some bird seed on large pine cones and hang them on my feeder pole system.


Syl Lobato

Found your article really great. I had never heard of bark butter. I have a Lewis Wood Pecker I am going to mix some up for. He is such a friendly bird that I am sure he will enjoy this. Thanks for your great post. Syl

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