Friday, May 27, 2005
I'm armed with 3 fuzzy photographs of what looks more like a squirrel cage than their potential saviour. Planning a project to test whether this cube of mesh will let red squirrels get to their food while excluding their grey rivals is proving tricky to fit into my one month of squirrel-project time.
Tomorrow I meet the lady who has pioneered the feeder, learning along with her local red squirrels what size of hole lets them through to eat while excluding the greys. After years of trial and error she thinks she's almost perfected the critical size. Tomorrow I hope to see first hand the sight of a red squirrel squeezing through to get a hazelnut!