Saturday, June 4, 2011

Where Corn Don't Grow

One of the important parts of any wildlife habitat, even one that's only one tenth of an acre in suburbia, is offering food sources. We offer plenty of them in My Florida Backyard, like bird feeders, shrubs with berries, caterpillar host plants, and butterfly nectar plants. This week we added a new feeder, this one for creatures that most people have a love-hate relationship with... squirrels.

We got this fun feeder from Gardener's Supply Company, though there are other versions of it out there. We like how sturdy this one is, and the graceful design. So far, we haven't seen any squirrels visiting, but that's most likely because there's a pair of nesting mockingbirds about 10 yards away from this feeder, and they've been keeping everyone else out of the yard (more on that soon). We look forward to seeing if the squirrels eventually find and enjoy this new feeder just for them!


  1. That's a unique feeder. I'll be interested to see if the squirrels like it. I know a lot of people don't like squirrels in their garden but I don't mind them. In fact, I pour a small amount of a nut mixture for them on the back deck. They're great entertainment for my cats who are contained in the screen enclosure.