Winter: Winter can be a tough time for our little furry friends outside. One of my family’s traditions during the winter is to decorate one of our backyard trees with bird friendly décor. In the fall before the snow flies my children collect pine cones for this event. If you need to buy them instead most craft stores carry them and they are reasonably priced. First, tie a ribbon on one end to the pinecone, smear peanut butter all over it and then roll it in a tray of bird seed. These treats can be hung from the branches of any tree. The birds love it and you will enjoy watching them as they enjoy these winter treats.