My Backyard Kids, furry and feathered
I live in S.E. Michigan. I just bought my house late summer last year. I am blessed with many Tree's as high as you can possibly attempt to see ... You will lose your balance if you try to see their tops. Both in my front and back yard.
I am on a dead end with little or no car traffic. Its all beautiful. I have Squirrel Condo's in my trees( thats what I call them) they are everywhere. I have Red, Brown, Grey, Black, calico, Squirrels in my yard daily.
I just wish they would use dumpster's :). I have dropped leaves 12 mos out of the year just from the Squirrels ..very busy they are.
I have Rabbits, Chipmunks, and every Beautiful Bird imaginable that visit daily as well.
I have two Bird feeders, that I fill consistently. I don't have a problem with the Squirrels raiding the feeders because I feed the squirrels every day.
I buy a quality Bird feed and Squirrel Feed. I know the bird seed is fine. What I worry is that I am not benefiting my Squirrels by the food I offer.
Its a mix of corn, sunflower seed and whole peanuts. If I have fruit or veggies that are going on bad, that I cannot eat .. I will put it out for them. Nothing rotten or that has mold.
In Bulk Form - does anyone have suggestions of what is Better for Squirrels? Just today I can say at one time I had 15 squirrels playing, eating, having a Ball in my back yard.
So many New friends came today and they looked like they have been through world war 3. Its been a rough winter here for them. I am so HAPPY Spring has finally come.
I know one thing that I don't have in my yard is Mosquitoes. I really think its because I feed the Birds and Squirrels and they Use my yard as a hang out. I had not one Mosquito bite last year working in my yard. And Michigan is Famous for them. It's a good thing :)