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Go Nuts Learning About Gray and Red Squirrels
February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Whether they are raiding the bird feeder, transplanting tulip bulbs, making themselves at home in the attic or delighting you with their antics, gray squirrels inspire joy and angst. One of the main attractions of backyard gardens, they are the second most watched wildlife in North America after birds and there’s no denying their appeal with their long, fluffy tails, soft brown eyes and amazing acrobatic skills. Learn how and why these animals are so smart, creative and relentless. Learn the differences between the grays and reds and how and why our trees depend on squirrels for their survival. Their nest, called a drey, is a compact, spherical structure. It is slightly larger than a football and constructed of twigs, leaves, bark and grass. Get tips on how to squirrel-proof your bird feeder.
Door prize: donated squirrel-proof bird feeder.
$15 at the door. No reservations required. They include one free New York State craft beer or wine, snack foods and a chance to win a door prize. The fees helps River Friends continue to offer educational programs.