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Thursday, January 16, 2020

How to celebrate Squirrel Appreciation Day!

This winter has been a roller coaster ride for backyard bird watching. 2020 started with unseasonably high temperatures, heavy rains, sleet, and snow storms, all in the same day. These weather conditions definitely impact bird feeder activity. One week I'm looking at a full feeder and no birds and the next day the feeder is empty within an hour!

The good news is I've begun to see birds getting excited as the days lengthen. Increased birdsongs and aggressive behaviors are a couple ways birds respond physiologically to environmental cues. January and February is also the time we begin to see squirrel chases and dance competitions to determine dominance.

Squirrels also have another reason to dance. January 21 is Squirrel Appreciation Day! To treat the squirrels on their special day you can give them your apple cores, maybe with a little peanut butter. Or you can also pick up some Wildlife blend, or peanuts at Wild Birds Unlimited East Lansing store
today.

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.

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