During the winter I sometimes share my posts about wildlife gardening from the past summer to the Nature Notes blog party and I wonder if I should not feel guilty since the theme of the meme is looking out into your natural world and reporting back...but in the winter here there is not that much different to report on from week to week.
"I saw some rabbits.", "I saw some rabbits.", "I saw some rabbits."
Well today is different. I saw rabbits AND squirrels thick as thieves beneath my new 'wildlife feeder' along with some Chick-a-dees at the feeder and a chattering red squirrel on the fence.
Practically like Snow White's enchanted forest.
Look closely high right and see the old wooden feeder that I have stopped using and left abandoned, hanging in a most gruesome manner.
It was so cute.
But look more closely.
The squirrels have been eating their way through it to get to the seed and now it does not sit properly.
I got rid of the green feeder (that should never have been sold in stores because of its poor design but for some reason is everywhere) and am retiring this wooden one.
Just the hard core, spring-released, squirrel-resistant metal for me from now on.
Wish me luck.