Best of the Nests!
Pamper your resident chickadees, and improve the view from your window or deck, with an artful birdhouse or feeder by a local maker. Here are a few we think are pretty fly.
1. The colors in the gardens and woods surrounding her Belmont studio inspire Mary Trotochaud’s glazed stoneware bird feeders. $100. marytrotochaud.com
2. A modern marvel, Boothbay Harbor artist Jim Schatz’s stoneware egg bird feeder has a slippery, squirrel-proof finish. $275. jschatz.com
3. Aaron Letourneau fashions gourds grown on his New Gloucester property into shapely birdhouses brilliantly colored with leather dyes. $25. chigobeefarm.square.site
4. Westbrook artist Kim Desjardins’s moss-fringed hypertufa birdhouse might just as easily attract fairies. $28. shop.downeast.com
5. Dayton woodworker Dana Googins’s tawny acorn birdhouse comprises 14 strips of Maine pine. $49.99. wallingfordfarm.com