Aerial Bird Diner (Book Two, Card 27)

Dry gourds have long been used to make simple and effective birdhouses. Early Native Americans recognized that birds such as purple martins and bluebirds, as well as mosquitoes and gnats, were beneficial in reducing the amount of plant-harming insects. Martins were once prized on the homestead for keeping hawks away from the household poultry who roamed free.