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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'm lucky to have a lot of trees in my yard many of which are native to this area. I have one very large one that grows close to the house - a big kahuna that produces lots of acorns in certain years. This year, they're everywhere. Dropping on the cars in the driveway, hitting the roof. There are more acorns here than I've ever seen...

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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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