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How to Baffle Squirrels

Location is the key to using a baffle to keep squirrels away from your feeder. Your baffle will only work if the squirrels can't jump around it. And squirrels can jump 8 to 10 feet horizontally and four feet up from the ground.

Pole Mounted Feeders

Our can-shaped baffle will keep squirrels from climbing up a pole to your feeder.

Hanging Feeders

Our disc-shaped baffle will keep squirrels form a feeder hung 8 feet away from the tree trunk.

Choose a Spot That:

~ has 8 feet of clearance on all sides ~
~ has bushes, shrubs, or trees 12-20 feet away to provide cover for your birds ~
~ you'll see easily and often from indoors ~

East Bay Nature carries a selection of the best squirrel-proof feeders available.

At the Water Cooler


I've heard a Great-horned Owl off and on in our yard for years. I happened to see her the other day just before dusk in our large oak tree. She was just waking up from a long day of snoozing, getting a little preening done in preparation for a night of hunting. I got as close as I could to her trying not to scare her away.

"Don't worry," she said casually. "I'm not ready to take off yet." "Wow," I...

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East Bay Times Article


Attracting birds and bees to our yards and gardens is simple, if we provide what they like and need.

Joanie Smith, owner of East Bay Nature in Walnut Creek, says there are five essential elements for success water, food, cover, nesting and safety.

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