Just For The Birds Offers Squirrel Feeders and Squirrel-Proof Feeders
It’s a great time for wildlife watching, and where better to enjoy viewing them than in one’s own backyard? Just For The Birds, a specialty shop that caters to bird lovers and wildlife enthusiasts in Old Town Spring and its neighboring areas, has some great feeders for squirrels and bird-feeders that are squirrel-proof.
“Squirrels can be a lot of fun to watch, and many people just love to see their antics,” said Kathy Coward, owner of Just For The Birds. “(But) some people do not like the squirrels eating all the food for the birds or destroying their feeders to get the food.”
In either case, Just For The Birds offers useful items for customers — squirrel feeders and squirrel-proof feeders.
Squirrels will eat seed, corn and nuts, and watching them can be very entertaining — especially juvenile squirrels, who will jump and wrestle with each other, play tag in high grass and splash around in a fountain, just like a kid. The shop has feeders made just for squirrels, like a swing, table and chair feeders, change to bungee cords for ears of corn on the end, jar feeders, and flat-screen feeders for excellent viewing. On the other hand, there are items that prevent squirrels from reaching the bird food.
“Some of the best squirrel-proof feeders are made by Droll Yankees and Brome,” Coward said. “Some work with the weight of the squirrel, where the perches or perch will collapse with their weight but will let the birds eat because they weigh very little and will not trigger the mechanism. Droll Yankees has a wonderful squirrel-proof feeder called the Flipper. ... When the squirrel gets on the perch, the perch spins with its weight and spins the squirrel off — great entertainment, in addition to working.”
For more information about the squirrel feeders and squirrel-proof feeders, contact Just For The Birds at 281-288-9019. To see its wide array of products, visit the specialty shop at 209 Main St. in Old Town Spring or go online at www.justforthebirds.com. For shipment, depending on availability, allow two to three days delivery via UPS.
About Just For The Birds
Just For The Birds is a small, independently-owned shop located in the restored turn-of-the-19th-Century railroad town of Old Town Spring. Kathy Coward is the owner. She began the business in 1994 out of a “labor of love.” She is very knowledgeable about birds and birding as the former president of the oldest and most respected Piney Woods Wildlife Society from 2001-05. Just For The Birds offers a collection of gifts for bird lovers of all ages along with products for wild birds, squirrels, butterflies and bats.