HOISINGTON, Ks. - For one Kansas woman, crocheting is for the birds.
The Great Bend Tribune reports that Ruth Stephens of Hoisington has crocheted 128 bird nests in the past couple of months. She then ships them to the Bird Recovery Center in Santa Rosa, Calif. The center only uses one nest per bird. After the bird leaves, the nest is thrown away to prevent the spread of diseases.
Stephens' nephew and his wife live in California. They immediately thought of Stephens when they heard the center needed help with nests.The center sent her instructions and patterns for the nests. Cotton yarn is preferred, and she's always looking for more. One friend donated yarn remnants. She also found a box of yarn at a second-hand store.