A Capitol Idea
"To create this birdhouse, which I modeled after the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., I started with a 5-gallon bucket and a plastic flowerpot," writes LaRoyce Shiver from Mobile, Alabama. "Then I added columns and the rest of the architectural features using wood and other materials. "It has become quite popular with our backyard friends. Once the purple martins leave each year, squirrels move in and raise their families."