Is squash plentiful in the garden? As you enjoy eating squash, save those seeds. Rinse, dry them, and store to add to your bird feeders.
As you harvest and use up your stored winter squash from the garden, save those seeds.
Squash Seeds To Save
Drying The Seeds
1.) Preheat oven to 300 degrees
2.) Rinse seeds to remove the pulp.
3.) Grease cookie sheet.
4.) Bake for 40 minutes.
5.) Let cool.
4.) Place seed in tray feeders.
You can used this method to dry all of your winter squash seeds. The baking time will vary according the the size of the seeds.
Additional Post: Simple tray feeder
Birds That Eat Squash Seeds
Squash seeds are an excellent source to feed all your birds because they offer good nutrition and help aid in the bird’s digestion.
Almost any bird will take a crack at eating squash seeds. The larger birds have the best luck. The seeds outer coating makes it difficult to crack for some of the small feeder birds.