- Dec 10, 2016
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- East-central Wisconsin
Glad you pointed this out @flowerbug ; I too have found yarn in our bird house nests. You can't underestimate the power of a determined bird to untie that perfectly colored string. DW liked to use pipe cleaners (don't know where she got them) but I usually use plastic baling twine (for squash) or wire twist ties (for beans & more delicate flowers). If I were to use string, it would be green, to blend in with the foliage.we've had birds swipe yarn used to tie things. years later i may find bits of it used in nests that have fallen out of trees.
But the biggest ball of string I've come across was inside a squirrel nest. They had apparently been chewing up a burlap sack.