Do you enjoy watching the birds around your house?

You might be able to attract more by making a bird feeder out of a recycled plastic bottle at the Paul Smith Children's Village in Lions Park on Tuesday, May 19. 

Over the weekend, I filled up our bird feeder and there were lots of sparrows and doves enjoying the food this morning, until the squirrels took over. If you'd like to attract more wildlife to your backyard, stop by the Paul Smith Children's Village at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, to make your own plastic bottle bird feeder.

The cost of this science workshop is $1 and birdseed to fill your new creation is included. The one hour activity will show you how to create a simple bird feeder from found materials. This not only provides food for Cheyenne's wildlife, but keeps another plastic bottle from piling up in our landfill.

The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens in Lions Park are beginning their renovations so construction fences will soon be blocking access to their main parking lot. They advise parking in the lot next to the old Community House and following the sidewalk to the Children's Village. Parking for the greenhouse and offices is available near the new Kiwanis Community House.

The Paul Smith Children's Village and the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens will remain open during reconstruction of the greenhouse.