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Build a Scarecrow Day

Scarecrow Day

About Build a Scarecrow Day

When is Build a Scarecrow Day? This holiday is celebrated on the first Sunday in July

Build a Scarecrow Day is today. Build him and he will help to keep birds out of your garden… we hope.

When we first started research on this special day, we thought it should have been held in the fall. Our logic was that scarecrows are a big hit in decorating during the fall, and are associated with harvest scenes. But, then we realized the error in the logic…….

We build scarecrows to stand out in the garden through sunshine and rain to scare crows and other birds away. The crops are growing in the field during the summer months. So, if you’re going to build a scarecrow for your garden, the time is now. Hence, a July date.

Sometimes the scarecrow does his job quite effectively. The birds think someone is in the garden, and they stay away. Other times, they know better.  How can you tell that a bird is not scared by a scarecrow? When you see a bird resting upon a scarecrow, you can be pretty certain that the bird has not been fooled.

BTW: If you are having trouble with birds (or deer or bunnies) in your garden……… Check out Pest Control Methods

How to Celebrate and Participate in Build a Scarecrow Day

Here are some ways you can celebrate Build a Scarecrow Day:

  • Build one for your garden.
  • Put him in the middle of your garden to keep the crows and other birds away.

Today's Quote

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – – Mahatma Gandhi

History and Origin of Build a Scarecrow Day

Our research did not find the creator or the origin of this day. We speculate it was a farmer or home gardener who was tired of seeing the birds eating all of their blueberries.  It certainly wasn’t someone who is a fanatic about Fall and Halloween as it is the wrong time of the year.

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