Do you have an old pumpkin that’s decomposing and ready to be tossed away? Before you compost, consider giving backyard wildlife an autumnal feast! According to the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), you can scoop out seeds and just let them dry out naturally. Scatter them in the garden, and large birds and small animals will eat them right up. You can also dice chunks of pumpkin flesh as a nutritious and tasty treat for wild animals. The NWF does remind you to only use unpainted pumpkins, since most paints have toxins that are harmful to animals.
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