Around the yard, there are at least five stations for wildlife chow set out. Like many others, we put out birdseed and suet for our songbirds. We also set out a little corn on the cob for the squirrels. There is no doubt the gesture is appreciated, because the squirrels don't actually nest in our yard, and most of the birds don't, either (though some do).
here to read the post, if you like. From the house side of this pile, it is rarely if ever seen. If you walk past the back of our property, you'll see something like the photo at right--nothing very remarkable. We took advantage of the natural slope of the land when we placed the first parts of our Official Wildlife Hiding Place. Squirrels, chipmunks and at least one black rat snake have hidden out here before. This pile is just part of the "shelter" we provide in our backyard habitat--we also put up bird houses, have a few rocky piles and several logs littering the landscape providing lodging for toads, insects and other necessary creatures.