Squirrel Busting: Is it Really Possible?
For those of us who love to feed birds, squirrels are often Enemy #1. Moreover, everyone seems to have an opinion about how to deter squirrels from our feeders (or how it is impossible to do so). As pesky, intelligent, and athletic as they are, one would think that humans would still be able to outsmart them safely, humanely, and effectively. Or one would think. Ironically, it isn’t the squirrels that make it difficult, but the human factor that does. You see, we all have
Bluebird Pudding: The Magical Treat
A common question I receive at the store is "What can I do to attract Bluebirds to my yard?" One of the easiest methods at this time of year (winter) is to put out Bluebird Pudding. Bluebird Pudding is a homemade melange of lard, peanut butter, and corn meal. After those three things, everyone seems to have their own special ingredients they like to add. Some folks will add oat meal, others will add hulled sunflower seeds. Some even like to add dried mealworms. The simplest