As fall days and chilly nights arrive, the bird feeders and suet holders are refilled. They help the birds that stick around during the winter survive in our backyard. The birds adore our feeders and unfortunately so do the squirrels. It was not uncommon for the backyard squirrels to empty out all of our feeders in a couple days. It has taken us many attempts but the bird feeders are finally squirrel proof. Instead, the squirrels can be seen with the chipmunks scavenging the delicious morsels that have fallen to the ground.
I’m happy to share that the squirrels and chipmunks are not completely out of luck. Each year, we make an Indian Corn Wreath just for them to enjoy! We hang it from one of our oak trees and enjoy watching them remove every last kernel. The best part is that it easily be reloaded and reused year after year.
To make one of your own, I’ve provided a step by step photo tutorial over on HGTV Gardens.
Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest