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We've always had lots of squirrels in the maritime pines that border the garden. They can be a bit of a nuisance digging up the tulips and raiding bird's nest but I  like to see them in spite of this. Since the storms in February I've only seen one.  Has anyone else noticed a lack of squirrels?


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,150

    I've got eight grey squirrels regularly on the lawn eating the bird seed, and the camellia flowers, and the magnolia flowers.....

    they had at least two litters of kits last year.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,180

    They're in the area, but they tend not to come this way until the acorns fall, when they charge around everywhere gathering them up and looking for more - the excitement lasts about a week, then we don't see them again for another 12 months - fingers crossed!

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    It's called immigration!image

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Hear, Hear, Philippa!  North American tree rats fall into the same category as sycamore, rabbits, Japanese knotweed etc.image

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    I'm quite happy to be labelled anti-invasive-species-threatening-our-native-wildlife !

  • Kay8Kay8 Posts: 216

    Grey squirrels are a nightmare in my garden! They have literally bit through two of my bird feeders!!


  • bougiebougie Posts: 9

    Here in France we only have red squirrels.... when we first moved here we had one or two who regularly frequented the garden and brought us hours of delight and amusement.  Now we only see one in the garden occasionally.   Any ideas how we can entice them back?   We have bird tables and lots of hazel trees, cherries, apples, pears, plums, peaches and other fruiting trees.  I regularly put hazel nuts out for them throughout the winter and into spring.  Is there anything else I can do?

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