Steve creates beautiful birdhouses and other yard decorations out of local rustic wood. He advises that birdhouses should be installed by late summer or early fall. The earlier the house goes up, the more time birds have to locate their new home prior to breeding season, he adds. Steve leaves his birdhouses up year-round so birds use them as roosting sites and they give migratory birds shelter from the winter. Fill two needs with one deed, feed families and children, and shelter the birds!