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Winter Animal Shelter, Food for Birds, Small Mammals

Winter is coming. To survive the low winter temperatures, wildlife seeks food and shelter in various ways. Making sure you have structures and food for wildlife through the winter months will make your woods more appealing for overwintering animals.

Many birds and small mammals will stay warm in tree cavities. Some cavities form in trees due to injury to the tree and subsequent decay of wood near the injury. Other cavities are primarily excavated by several species of non-migratory birds such as Black-capped Chickadees, Red-breasted Nuthatches, and woodpeckers, including the Pileated, Downy, H...


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