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Monday, January 13, 2020

Squirrel house plans


Experienced squirrels know how to build leaf dreys and locate tree hollows of mature trees to survive Michigan’s harsh winters. However in our manicured world, suitable trees may be few and far between. That is when sheds and attics begin to look like a good shelter to a squirrel.

To help provide appropriate habitat for squirrels, place a nestbox 18 to 20 feet from the ground on the east or south side of the tree. You can make a squirrel house (Squirrel House Dimensions) or purchase a Screech Owl Box for Fox and Gray Squirrels or a Woodpecker box for Red and Flying Squirrels.

Squirrels are always a little squirrely but right now they are even happier for a couple of reasons. First it has been a mild winter and spring is just around the corner. Fox squirrels can mate any time but generally begin to get frisky in January and February and again in May and June.

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