So, during these hot days I noticed that the birds around our parking lot were panting. With a little scrounging I pulled together materials to make a water drip for the thirsty birds.
Here's the finished project - juice jug hung by scrap of rope from plant hanger with food storage container below.
I placed the planter stand out of the way of the lawnmowers, but let's face it, the grass ain't exactly leaping out of the ground when it's this dry!
I hung this device Wednesday lunchtime. By the end of the work day all of the water had dripped from the jug (too rapid a flow). This morning (Friday) I observed a robin drinking from the tub - couldn't get my camera out in time to capture it. But then the robin stayed around, and was clearly pulling worms from the soil around the tub - the overflow of water had dampened the soil enough to encourage underground activity!