We already know that crafting is good for your mental health,
but it can also be great for helping orphaned or
injured animals — well, at least in the case of these ingenious crocheted and knitted "nests."
An animal-loving Canadian named Katie Deline-Ray founded the Wild Rescue Nests nonprofit several years ago as a way to help wildlife rehabilitation centers throughout Ontario. As the crafty project caught on with more hobbyist crocheters putting their skills to good use, it wasn't long before hundreds of these durable textile nests began arriving in the mailboxes of more than 240 wildlife rescues in 11 different countries.
"It makes me incredibly happy to help in some small way with all the
great work these wildlife rescue centers do," Deline-Ray writes.
The movement is largely facilitated through the Wildlife Rescue Nests Facebook page, which provides patterns and other resources for anyone interested in crocheting and knitting nests. Deline-Ray also regularly posts photos of the nests being used by all manners of adorable, on-the-mend wildlife, from owls and skunks to opossums and flying squirrels: