This winter, don't forget about the birds. We keep seed out all year in the feeders, but in the colder months when insects are in diapause, birds that don't go south need some fat. For the Holidays, I'm going to make a homemade suet feeder out of fat, cornmeal, and a pine cone like this:
photo by Chloe Tuttle
Next year, I hope to be repaid with less insects in my garden!