Help your children appreciate birds and nature with the Woodlink Wren House Kit. This DIY kit includes the panels, hardware, and accessories needed to create your own wren house. Wrens are cavity nesters, and will readily use manmade structures for a roost. The convenient 1.125″ diameter opening on this home is specifically designed for small birds, and prevents larger, more aggressive birds from overtaking the shelter. The home also offers ventilation holes for the safety of the birds, and assembles with only a Phillips screwdriver. That makes it perfect for kid’s crafting parties or a scouting group project. The wooden construction adds a rustic touch to the item, for a fun natural element in your garden. Enjoy birding as a family activity with help from this Wren House Kit.
You can place the nest box 5-10 feet above the ground, under the eaves of a building or a tree limb. Wren boxes can also be firmly fixed to the side of a building or tree or can be hung freely from a wire. Carolina wrens prefer a house that is more hidden, like around shrubs or trees, than exposed and in a wide open space. We have seen wrens build nests in hanging plant baskets and even in the mouth of an old flounder skeleton that was mounted on the outside wall of a shed!
To attract wrens to your backyard and to ultimately use your bird house, place suet, peanut butter or meal worms in nearby feeders.