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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Friday, January 21, 2011

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

Do you sell critter food? Barbara ~ Lansing, MI

Thank you for such an appropriate question on National Squirrel Appreciation Day. Yes, we have a variety of foods to feed the critters in your yard.

Wild Birds Unlimited sells cracked corn, whole corn, corn on the cob, as well as peanut pieces and peanuts in the shell. We also have a Wildlife Blend that is a peanut, sunflower seed, and corn mix that the squirrels will devour.

What is 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 do you Celebrate?
Who can resist the big brown eyed, chubby cheeked squirrels? Treat the squirrels on their special day by giving them your apple cores, maybe with a little peanut butter. Or you can also pick up some of the specially formulated Wildlife blend at Wild Birds Unlimited that's made up of peanuts, sunflower seeds, and corn at the East Lansing store today. Yum!

Unique Squirrel Feeders:
Wild Birds Unlimited East Lansing, MI also have 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.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Everyday the squirrels are appreciated here!

Anonymous said...

Exactly, squirrels are welcome!

Sandra said...

I feed them every day but today they got extra goodies. Their regular sunflower seed, with peanuts and pumpernickel toast.