Whitney Vose writes:
This time of year, and especially this spring, staying home doing so much needle working, instead of throwing my woolen scraps in the wastebasket, I leave a bunch out for the birds who are making their nests. It is nice to know that your wool is keeping little fledglings warm while their parents hunt for worms and bugs. I discovered this years ago when I found a fallen nest in September with some of my sheep’s wool encircled among the twigs. Wool scraps that were discarded when the sheep were being sheared in early May.