Smell Like Dirt

In Spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Margaret Atwood

Roosting Boxes

Now that winter is almost here, its time to think about our feathered friends in our backyards and give them a roosting box!  Roosting boxes are designed to house a large number of birds safely.  It provides shelter from the weather and predators.  There’s a great box featured that will double as a nesting box in the spring and summer and you can get it at a local bird store (SLD’s favorite store is Backyard Wild in Matthews, NC) or you can build your own with these plans.  Before the harshest weather arrives, put up a roosting box….the birds will appreciate it.


  Ruthless wrote @

I liked the information about roosting boxes for birds. I was unaware that there was such a thing. I had always heard of roosting boxes for bats but never for birds. Thanks for the tip on looking for one that will convert back to a bird house in the spring. I really like the idea of it being a dual purpose box.

As for the end of your video, I loved seeing the out takes. However, you may want to consider making the poodle your co-host since he always seems to be stealing the show.

I would also like to thank you for all the hard work that you have put into creating a website and extremely informative videos about nature. You have surely saved me the trouble of a lot of labor intensive research to find out easy ways to enjoy nature and use her resources wisely. The National Wildlife Federation should be honored to have you as a member and habitat steward!!

Thanks again for sharing your vast knowledge with me and every nature enthusiast that visits your website…..I believe I’m becoming addicted. I will be waiting with bated breath for my next video fix!!

  smelllikedirt wrote @

Thank you for your comments! Its nice to get some feedback from friends of SLD. I encourage you and anyone else to submit video ideas that you would like to see us cover. We try to do one every 7-10 days so eventually we will run out of ideas so let us know what you would like to see and we will do our best to do it! Thanks again. cbj

  Bunny Cox wrote @

Just discovered your site. Absolutely love it. Don’t know how to search on it yet. Can’t find the plans you mentioned in the video for the roosting box. Would you help me please?
We want to build several for the different size birds we have. Do you have plans for the one that converts back into a nesting box?

  smelllikedirt wrote @

Glad you found the site and thanks for the comments. Here’s a link to the roosting box. Scroll down towards the bottom of that page. I do not have plans for the one that converts to a bird house, sorry.

Thanks again and come back often!

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