The squirrel blog

Learn all about squirrels, wildlife and animal communication.

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...

The Hessenschau at the Sulzbach squirrels

Today I would like to report in detail about the visit of the Hessenschau with us. We were both very excited and Rainer had taken extra vacation. Because of the squirrels, which come in winter rather only in the morning, we have made an extra early appointment with...

Conversion of a squirrel feeding box

Not every squirrel feeder offered on the market is really optimal. In particular, a front window that is too high poses a risk of injury to the little friends. Here we show you how you can make the box safer with a little craftsmanship. In addition, the gap between...

The squirrel feeding box

Today I want to show you how a good squirrel feeder should look like. There are also some on the market that are not suitable at all. We have built our own, because we could not find a good one in the trade, and informed us on the Internet, what is important. It is...

The squirrel blog – how it all started

Five years ago, in 2009, I moved into a house with a relatively large garden and an almost 50-year-old tree, a huge cedar. We quickly discovered that squirrels live in this cedar and were always happy when we got to see them briefly. However, this was always only for...

Animal communication with wild animals

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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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