Remember your wildlife neighbors over the next couple of bitter cold days! Although native wild animals can survive cold Pennsylvania winters, you can help to make life a little easier for them during the arctic blast.
✓ Fill your bird feeders with high quality seed or suet. If your feeders are popular & frequently visited, fill them up.
✓ Your neighborhood squirrels will make use of bird feeders as well. You can supplement them with the use squirrel feeders or pans.
✓ Birds & squirrels need the extra calories that suet can provide. They are constantly burning calories just to stay warm, so suet will be a welcome find.
✓ NEVER offer bread! A bird or squirrel can use more calories digesting the bread than they will gain by eating it, leaving them with less calories to stay warm than when they started!
✓ Change frozen water bowls frequently or use a bowl warmer.
✓ If you are new to bird feeding, try offering food near a sheltered areas over the next few days.
✓ NEVER attempt to move or contain wildlife! Not only is it illegal, but doing so can prevent an animal from locating its shelter or moving to keep warm.
Your diligence will be appreciated!