To Feed or Not To Feed? As many of you have already guessed, I have squirrels in my back yard and have since I started feeding birds in 2003. I've written before about their antics and some of the challenges with them. I've said before that it's not something you should do without doing some research first. If you want to feed squirrels you do need to understand what you're … [Read more...] about How To Feed Squirrels Successfully
Long Time Feeder. First Time Complainer As many of you may already know, I've been feeding squirrels in my back yard pretty much ever since I've been feeding birds. They've presented challenges at various times because they're so unbelievably intelligent. In fact, most of the stories I've read of peoples' problems with squirrels have stemmed from them underestimating them in … [Read more...] about My Squirrel Adventures
Living With Squirrels in the Real World Mention squirrels to most backyard birders and you'll get a glazed over stare somewhere between amusement and terror. When I started feeding birds in my backyard I too was concerned. After all, the property backs up to woods so I knew there was a potentially large supply of the little critters not too far away. Over the years we … [Read more...] about Why I Love My Squirrels
My Kindergarten Class Since I moved into my home nine years ago, I've had squirrels. My property backs up to a wooded area that borders several properties so I've had my fair share. When I started birding seven years ago I decided that I would feed them as well. Since I employ a raccoon baffle on my main feeder station and squirrel baffles on my bluebird houses, I wasn't … [Read more...] about Do You Train Your Squirrels?
You Can't Make A Deal With Squirrels One of the biggest misconceptions I hear is feeding squirrels will keep them from bothering your feeders. This is simply not true. I have yet to meet a squirrel that wouldn't take anything it could get its little paws on to eat. I have them in my backyard and I do feed them but I take other precautions. Among these are: … [Read more...] about What’s The Best Way To Keep Squirrels Off Bird Feeders?