Birdhouses by Bonnie Hayward
Monday, March 20th, 2017
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Bonnie Hayward’s passion for working with wood started when she was just a child. Her father provided her with her first tools and some space in which to work, and a lifelong love affair with making things began.
When she retired, her need to build projects from wood never wavered. From her workshop in Lake Cowichan, she creates a variety of bird houses, feeding stations, bee motels, and bat houses. For her bird houses, she takes careful account of the type of bird to attract ensuring that the entrance holes are of the right dimension, for example. She crafts her projects not just from wood, but embellishes them with whimsical bits of decoration that appeal to the human owners, as well as the birds.