A conversation with a reader on Thursday–in the comments section if you are interested–led to my promising to post a squirrel nest box. Squirrels would prefer to den or nest in a hollow in an old tree. However, there aren’t many of those around in suburban neighborhoods. We make leaf nests instead, but would happily fill a human-made nest box with leaves instead, especially as winter approaches!
These boxes are larger than a bird box and it’s easier for us to get in and out of them if the hole is placed next to the tree trunk.
And here is one that was well used!
You humans could buy a box, or build your own. Here is one link to plans. Thanks for helping out us squirrels!