This month my five are of the nests that the busy busy squirrels have been making in the trees about the neighbourhood. There is one tree that has 3-4 nests in it, which we have named the condo tree. Squirrels can be territorial so the majority of trees will have one nest. Most of the nests seemed to have been built in a branch crotch, but one brave little soul built at the very top of a tree. I am worried for him in the midst of a winter wind.
In the trees on our property it seems our squirrels aren't that good at nest building as they have all fallen apart. Mr Man & I often wonder if we built nest platforms would the squirrels use but then again it's a really bad idea as we don't want to encourage the squirrels to nest & raise a family in our yard as they can be quite problematic & destructive. I also question their logic, why not built your nest in an evergreen tree, that way you, Ms Squirrel will have more protection from the winter elements.
Thankfully our beloved chipmunks nest underground!
|The Risk Taker - built at the very top of the tree|