The young develop slowly and may remain with the female throughout the summer.
The nesting habits are similar to the Grays,
although they prefer nesting in conifers.
The nest is constructed of shredded bark from a grapevine and located in a hollow or fallen tree, a hole in the ground, a hummock, or a tree crotch. Sometimes red squirrels nest in holes at the base of trees.
If you enjoy having the squirrels feeding in your yard you can attract them using Squirrel Feeders. Their diet can
include assorted nuts and cones. They will eat corn offered from feeders or cracked and served on a platform feeder.
On the other hand, if you're trying to discourage them from using your bird feeders you may want to think about using a Squirrel Proof Feeder.
They will store most of their food in a central spot in their territory, This cache of nuts and cones may be in an underground chamber, brush pile, or hollow log.
They are also known to tap sugar maple trees to harvest the sugar in the sap.
They actually bite into the tree trunk to puncture the sap-carrying "vessel" (xylem), leave the tree to allow time for the water in the sap to evaporate, and come back to harvest the syrup remaining on the trunk and branches.
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