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A scarecrow or hay-man is a decoy or mannequin in the shape of a human. It is usually dressed in old clothes and placed in open fields to discourage birds such  ...

Using Scarecrows as a Garden Guard - Grit


Scarecrows have a long history and are fun to make. ... The scarecrow's purpose is to frighten, not harm, the grain-eating opportunists. Greek farmers are ...

Do Scarecrows Really Scare Birds? (with pictures)


Apr 16, 2016 ... Scarecrows aren't the most effective way of scaring birds. Today, most scarecrows are used for seasonal or Halloween decorations...

Scarecrows - Holidays Calendar | 2015


Scarecrows have been used for a long time by farmers in various parts of the world. The purpose of scarecrows is as their name suggests - to frighten crows or  ...

Scarecrow - definition of scarecrow by The Free Dictionary


A crude image or effigy of a person set up in a field to scare birds away from growing crops. 2. Something frightening but not dangerous. 3. A gaunt or haggard ...

Scarecrows - Scary or Wary? - Aves Noir | Aves Noir


The scarecrow is commonly associated with modern references like the Wizard of Oz and Batman, but its original purpose was to discourage birds such as ...

Fun and Facts with Kids: Build a Scarecrow Day!


Jul 3, 2011 ... In this day and time the scarecrow is not only used in our gardens for a practical purpose but it is put there for the whimsical and fun look that it ...

Scarecrows In The Garden – Creating Garden Scarecrows With Kids


Jan 8, 2015 ... Garden scarecrows can be found in many gardens. Perhaps you've wondered what purpose they serve and how to make a scarecrow for your ...

Overachieving Japanese farmers make scarecrows that scare us too ...


Jan 14, 2016 ... I'll readily admit to not knowing much about agriculture. One thing I think I do have a grasp on, though, is the purpose of scarecrows. I mean, it's ...

Scarecrow | Define Scarecrow at Dictionary.com


Scarecrow definition, an object, usually a figure of a person in old clothes, set up to frighten crows or other birds away from crops. See more.

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Scarecrows in the Garden | Today's Homeowner


Read this article to find out if scarecrows really work, how to make a scarecrow, and how to use scarecrows to keep birds out of your garden.

Hay, Man: The Curious Life and Times of Scarecrows - Modern Farmer


May 28, 2014 ... From medieval roots to modern-day anachronism, the secret history of an effigy.

Scarecrows Historically Speaking - History? Because it's Here!


For thousands of years scarecrows have helped humans save their crops from crows and other hungry mouths and provided an outlet for human creativity.