"After Halloween, will birds eat pumpkins that have been carved? I hate to just throw them out!"
Some birds will eat the flesh of pumpkins, but there are other ways to recycle pumpkins for the birds. A carved pumpkin bird feeder is simple to make from a pumpkin that has already been carved for Halloween, or you can try a pumpkin bird feeder bouquet, even if the pumpkin has a face. Any pumpkins that haven't been cut can be used to make instant pumpkin bird feeders. If your birds aren't keen on pumpkins, you can always add them to a compost pile to make natural fertilizer and rich soil for spring, or you can offer them as a treat to your other backyard wildlife friends!
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