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.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

What squirrels eat in the winter

To survive the winter months, squirrels stash pinecones, tree nuts, fruits, and berries that they can eat later. These clever creatures also eat mushrooms. They'll hang the fungi out to dry between tree branches so that it keeps better over the winter. Squirrels have an interesting adaptation that allows them to eat mushrooms containing deadly amanita-toxins with no ill effects.

And if you like watching the squirrels up close, you can treat them with the Wild Birds Unlimited specially formulated Wildlife Blend full of yummy nuts, sunflower and corn.

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Wildlife Blend http://wildlife-blend.html
Thoughts on the angry squirrel http://squirrel-funny.html

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