Squirrels: To Feed or Not To Feed?

Squirrel Sitting in a Feeder
Squirrel Sitting in a Feeder

Should you feed squirrels? Will feeding them keep them out of your bird feeders? If you put out food for birds, you are almost guaranteed to have other critters come to eat too. Keeping squirrels from dominating bird feeders and eating a large portion of the food can be a continuous challenge. This is the story of my experiment feeding squirrels in hopes of getting them to leave my bird feeders alone.

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Another Weekend Birding at Patuxent’s North Tract

A Wet Day at Lake Allen
A Wet Day at Lake Allen at Patuxent Research Refuge

This weekend we wound up spending a good chunk of Saturday and Sunday birding at Patuxent Research Refuge North Tract. Neither day turned out as we had hoped or expected, but we still saw something to excite us each day. It’s just that kind of place . . .

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