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    Default Squirrel house

    Hey guys, I'm looking to see if you guys have any plans for an awesome squirrel house or if you've purchased one from somewhere that your squirrels love? I would like to put another out on the property but it'll be right outside my kitchen window so I'd like something I can watch them get in and out of. I have one in a tree by the bedroom and my wild loves that one, but unfortunately, with the wind and storms we've had this year, it's barely hanging on and I'm afraid if we go mess with it, she will get scared and not go back to it?

    Any pics, plans or ideas on how to better secure the current one without displacing the squirrel would be much appreciated!

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    Default Re: Squirrel house

    I would recommend you look up "Nuts About Squirrels" ....... he builds great houses that last and awesome feeders.

    http://www.nutsaboutsquirrels.net

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    Default Re: Squirrel house

    Check Auntie M's site too.
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    Default Re: Squirrel house

    In case you are handy, here is a link to a fairly simple box.
    http://squirrelrefuge.org/squirrelhousing.html
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    Yes...and with a simple design you can add all kinds of obstructions at the entrance to deter long armed predators

    Here's a few different ones we've done....it just depends what type of scrap wood we have lying around
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    The Peace of Wild Things
    BY WENDELL BERRY
    When despair for the world grows in me
    and I wake in the night at the least sound
    in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
    I go and lie down where the wood drake
    rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
    I come into the peace of wild things
    who do not tax their lives with forethought
    of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
    And I feel above me the day-blind stars
    waiting with their light. For a time
    I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shewhosweptforest View Post
    Yes...and with a simple design you can add all kinds of obstructions at the entrance to deter long armed predators

    Here's a few different ones we've done....it just depends what type of scrap wood we have lying around
    Oh, I love that!!!

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    Here's one I got my dad to build for me... I built another one with a heater!
    These are huge pics and turned sideways too but I don't know how to correct it.

    I definitely recommend using deck screws to build it because they seem to keep the houses together better/longer than regular wood screws or nails.

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    Very nice...your dad did a great job I like how deep they are...that will help protect them

    I turned them for you
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    The Peace of Wild Things
    BY WENDELL BERRY
    When despair for the world grows in me
    and I wake in the night at the least sound
    in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
    I go and lie down where the wood drake
    rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
    I come into the peace of wild things
    who do not tax their lives with forethought
    of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
    And I feel above me the day-blind stars
    waiting with their light. For a time
    I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

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    Default Re: Squirrel house

    The idea of hanging the nest box in the tree with eye hooks is brilliant. It can be removed easily with those. Brilliant!

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