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.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
To contribute, email me at bloubird@gmail.com.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Is Your Yard Going To The Squirrels?

The Red Squirrel, Eastern Gray Squirrel, and Eastern Fox Squirrel are all active year-round, but may stay in their nest several days during extreme hot or cold weather. They like to bury large amounts of nuts to feed on in the winter. And studies show that 85% of these nuts are actually recovered.

Besides nuts squirrels enjoy a variety of foods like corn, sunflowers seeds and fruit. If you want to give your squirrels a treat Wild Birds Unlimited makes it easy with a special Wildlife Blend made to feed squirrels in a platform feeder or nut box. Or we have cracked corn, whole corn, corn on the cob, as well as peanut pieces and peanuts in the shell.

If you can’t beat them, join them
Instead of fighting squirrels, try feeding them to add another element of fun to your backyard wildlife antics.

Why feed squirrels:
- Keeping a squirrel satisfied with its own food will distract them from bird feeders.
- Squirrels are undeniably cute animals and can be as interesting to watch as birds.
- Use a squirrel’s craftiness for your own pleasure by introducing feeders where they have to work to get out their food.

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