The squirrel blog

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Squirrel feeding tips

This relates to the German red squirrels. Squirrel species in other countries might have other needs. And in some countries you are not allowed to feed wild animals. Since I am asked again and again, what you should feed squirrels, here is again the detailed info...

Myth grey squirrels – there are no grey squirrels in Germany

Many think, and I felt the same way, that only the red squirrels are the European squirrels. And the brown ones, for example, belong to the North American gray squirrel breed. But this is not true at all! In Germany there are no gray squirrels so far. All squirrels...

Filippo

*2013 † July 12, 2020 Filippo was born on our cedar tree. He was the first squirrel offspring we had in our garden, together with his brother Fips. His mother, named Willi by us, was the first squirrel to get very close to us. When Filippo grew up, he looked for a...

My spirit animal

My spirit animal that accompanies me throughout my life Last weekend I was at my animal communication seminar again. It was the first time since the lock down that we could meet. And this time, one of the most beautiful course contents was on the program, the shamanic...

Squirrel food box building instructions

Recently I explained here in the blog how a good feed box should look like. Have you now got the desire to build your own feed box? Here are our detailed building instructions, which our publisher has kindly made available to Geolino. Overview of the materials and...

The squirrel ambassador

Last year I gave a talk about squirrels for the first time at the elementary school in Sulzbach. And a week ago I was again at an elementary school, this time in Kelkheim. Again it was a second grade class, even appropriately named squirrel class. I really enjoy...

Ice free squirrel watering hole

Soon it should be cold again, so here is again the tip with the ice-free water trough Take a planting stone or clay pot and put a grave light in it. Then put a clay bowl with water on it. The lower picture is only for illustration, put the clay bowl without gap on the...

Squirrel Baby found – what to do

Since we are now known in the village as squirrel fans and we are contacted from time to time when a squirrel is found, I wrote down what you should do if you find a squirrel baby. Tanja from the Wildtierhilfe Schäfer gave me a lot of tips during a visit to her, so I...

Squirrel photography

How we photograph our squirrels. A little excursion into camera technology. It would be much easier to photograph a book of vine snails. They don't run away quite as fast... 😉 Basically, squirrels can be photographed reasonably well with any camera. Even smartphones...

How the book was written

Today I would like to tell in detail how the book came into being. I always wanted to write a book about squirrels, that is, since the squirrel passion gripped me. But there was always so much else to do, so I postponed this project. The year before last I finally...

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Heike Adam und Rainer Kauffelt

We are Heike Adam, designer and painter and Rainer Kauffelt, system administrator and photographer and live in Sulzbach/Taunus near Frankfurt. In the Eichhoernchenblog we would like to share our knowledge about squirrels as well as show the photos we take almost daily of our Sulzbach squirrels.

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