Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association


April, 2007
Regional Report

Tool or Gardening Product

Squirrel Buster Wild Bird Feeder
My heart warms at the sight of a squirrel flummoxed at a bird feeder. With Squirrel Buster original and Plus models, I laugh out loud as the furry critters now scrounge seed from the ground below. These feeders have a sturdy, spring-loaded wire cage (with perches) that surround a clear seed tube. The wire cage (shroud) closes over the seed ports when a squirrel tries to mount the feeder. YES! No food for the intruder. The cage springs back up when the weight's gone. Both models are easy to assemble and clean. They have a patented seed ventilation system and lifetime warranty against squirrel damage (not raccoon destruction, being pulled from the tree, etc.) For more info, visit:

Shows & Events

Arbor Day Celebration
Family Activity Day at the Scott Arboretum Cherry Border in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, is Saturday, April 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. Free and open to the public rain or shine. Please bring "play" clothes in preparation for a fun, event-filled day with a variety of children's activities about trees and how humans and wildlife rely on each another. For more information, call (610) 328-8025; or visit:


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