Garden Rooms forum: Wildlife-friendly Habitat Garden

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Feb 4, 2010 7:10 PM CST
A good article to read:

http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/article/0,,20212687-2,00.htm...
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Name: Susan
Zone 5b (Zone 5b)

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gardenersdetective
Oct 14, 2010 8:35 PM CST
It's easy to Create a Certified Wildlife Habitat
Name: Savvy
San Diego, California (Zone 10a)
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Oasys
Apr 30, 2012 2:03 AM CST
Amazing :)
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corwinlame
Sep 20, 2012 1:28 AM CST
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Gleni
Aug 6, 2014 8:59 PM CST
Wow. All these interesting threads hidden away. A certified wildlife habitat - I like Susan.
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Aug 6, 2014 10:55 PM CST
And these thread are a few years old. Still relevant, too! Thumbs up
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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Name: Susan
Zone 5b (Zone 5b)

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gardenersdetective
Aug 23, 2014 9:23 AM CST
Wildlife is wonderful until it starts gnawing and chewing holes in your siding. The aluminum siding salesman told us it would eliminate our squirrel issues. Any suggestions?
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Aug 23, 2014 9:33 AM CST
Susan - Is that wood siding the squirrels chewed on or is that aluminum?

I have a vinyl privacy fence and the squirrels chew up the top of the fencing. They sharpen their teeth on it and chew down the vinyl in the process. I never thought they would do that. Ha! Vinyl of all things!!!!

I actually feed the squirrels that come into my yard because they were doing a lot of damage trying to get to the food in my bird feeders. Since I began feeding them under the bird feeders, they haven't caused any more damage that I am aware of. Sometimes I have a lot of squirrels and sometimes I don't. Red-shouldered hawks moved into my neighbor (probably after discovering the squirrel and dove population here). So I think those predators keep the dove and squirrel population under control. Predators find their food eventually. Mother Nature has a way of balancing things out!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Name: Susan
Zone 5b (Zone 5b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hibiscus Hummingbirder Butterflies
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gardenersdetective
Aug 23, 2014 10:02 AM CST
We are in the process of covering the cedar siding with aluminum siding. We set a live trap in the attic right at the hole they gnawed in the cedar & the past couple of years caught 13 squirrel. They have their babies in February and October and are looking for a place to nest I think or just want into my house, yikes!
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Aug 23, 2014 10:52 AM CST
The aluminum siding should stop their entry. Just make sure you get all the adult .... AND baby ..... squirrels out before you seal the attic up. I've heard animals that die in an attic or wall can leave a horrible smell that takes a LONG time to go away.

Good luck with the aluminum siding! Should look quite nice once it is done! Thumbs up
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
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