St Francis Bird Feeders
If you are looking for a natural or spiritual setting in your
yard, there are few things that are more appropriate than a
St Francis bird feeder. The stories of St Francis of Assissi
are often associated with nature and wild animals.
Born in the 1200's originally to a life of wealth and
privilege, he eventually chose to lead a different like. The
founder of the Catholic order of Franciscans, his followers
took a vow of total poverty and often lived in the wild.
There are stories of how St Francis was preaching and chose
to speak to the birds who then followed him on the rest of
his trip. Another time the local village was living in fear
of a wild wolf that was killing their wild stock and hurting
some of the villagers, St Francis went out alone to find the
wolf (no one else would go with him) and he brought the
animal back to the village and it was domesticated and no
longer caused problems for the villagers of Gubbio.
St Francis is also famous for creating the first Nativity
With a rich tradition like that, it's no wonder that St
Francis birdfeeders are a favorite of gardeners everywhere.
You can them as simple statuettes, often holding a basket in
his hands or set at his feet that serves as the actual
feeder. Another popular style is a plaque that can be mounted
on a wall, out of harms way if you have pests like squirrels
or cats that can cause problems with your feeders.
A St Francis bird feeder, a great addition
to your back yard.