Monday, January 21, 2013

Squirrel Appreciation Day

"Squirrel Appreciation Day is an opportunity to enjoy and appreciate your tree climbing, nut gathering neighborhood squirrels. It's held in mid-winter when food sources are scarce for squirrels and other wildlife. Sure, squirrels spent all fall gathering and "squirreling " away food. But, their supplies may not be enough. And, the variety of food is limited. So, give them an extra special treat today to supplement their winter diets. Not everyone likes squirrels.
 While they are fun to watch skirting around the yard and trees, they are aggressive at bird feeders. Squirrels tip almost any bird feeder and spill the seeds in search of the particular seeds they want. In the fall, they attack pumpkins on front porches in search of the seeds inside. For gardeners they dig up and steal flower bulbs, and may eat some of the veggies in your garden.
   When you think about it, mid winter is the best time to appreciate squirrels. In the winter they provide a little entertainment. During other times of the year, you may look at them as a pest in the flower and vegetable gardens.
According to Christy Hargrove, the founder, "Celebration of the event itself is up to the individual or group -- anything from putting out extra food for the squirrels to learning something new about the species."

Squirrel Crossing Sign  Squirrel Crossing Sign

Custom Squirrel Wedding Cake Topper  Custom Squirrel Wedding Cake Topper

Squirrel Feeder  Squirrel Feeder

Squirrel Forest Leaf  Squirrel Forest Leaf

Squirrel Patrol  Custom ID  Dog  Tag  Squirrel Patrol Custom ID Dog Tag

A Squirrel and Its Precious Acorn Lariat Necklace -  Cute, Ice Age Inspired, Adorable, Whimsical  A Squirrel and Its Precious Acorn Lariat Necklace


OOAK Artist Squirrel, Walnut by Wayneston Bears  OOAK Artist Squirrel, Walnut by Wayneston Bears

Nut Trifold Wallet - Leather in Antique Yellow and Antique Brown  Nut Trifold Wallet - Leather

Needle felted squirrel with a nut  Needle felted squirrel with a nut

Grass Land Handmade Animal Squirrel with Artificial Turf  Grass Land Handmade Animal Squirrel with Artificial Turf

Too Cute    Art Earrings  Too Cute Art Earrings

Lens Bling - Pet Squirrel - Ready to Ship  Lens Bling - Pet Squirrel


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