About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

It's National Squirrel Appreciation Day! Are You Ready?

Is there such a thing as a squirrel feeder? East Lansing, MI

Isn't every feeder a squirrel feeder? Sorry, yes there're feeders specifically made to feed squirrels, and thank you for such an appropriate question on National Squirrel Appreciation Day.

Origin of Squirrel Appreciation Day:
Christy Hargrove from Asheville, North Carolina started Squirrel Appreciation Day on January 21, 2001. Christy is a wildlife rehabilitator in North Carolina affiliated with the Western North Carolina Nature Center. Mid-winter was chosen to celebrate squirrels because that is when food sources are scarce for wildlife.

How to Celebrate:
Who can resist the big brown eyed, chubby cheeked squirrels? If you would like to treat them on their special day you can give them your apple cores, maybe with a little peanut butter. Or you can also pick up corn on the cob or a specially formulated Wildlife blend at Wild Birds Unlimited that's made up of peanuts, sunflower seeds, and corn. Yum!

Unique Squirrel Feeders:
Now back to your original question. Wild Birds Unlimited East Lansing, MI has a variety of squirrel feeders to choose from. There are a couple box styles that hold loose seed (Interactive Squirrel Feeder and Munch Box) and several that hold corn on the cob (Twirl-a-Squirrel, Squirrel Chair, Squirrel Bungee, and more).

I'm sure the squirrels are pretty pleased with themselves that their cuteness warranted them an appreciation day. Just don't tell them that all of February is National Birdfeeding Month.

1 comment:

Vetsy said...

I too give in to squirrels once in a while even though they drive me Nuts!.. I have found room in my heart to place a few walnuts, peanuts and fruit on a tree stump placed in the back of my yard just for them.

Yes" darn it!!... it's hard to get by those cute little faces!