The craze started after 43-year-old plumber Rick Kalinowski posted photographs and a video of a tiny table he made for the squirrels visiting his yard during the coronavirus quarantine. The table is attached to the garden fence and has two benches just in case some sociable squirrels want to have a lunch party!
“I built the picnic bench and mounted it outside my living room window on the fence so I can watch the squirrels eat while I have my coffee every morning,” explained Kalinowski. “I wake up at sunrise and have done [so] for years, just to feed the squirrels and fill the bird feeders. I make my coffee, put on the morning news and watch everyone eat.”
“I buy a variety of nuts and seeds for the squirrels along with fresh-cut fruit; it brings me happiness especially during these uncertain times,” he added. “The morning I made the video, the squirrels just looked so happy and cute eating.”
The images of squirrels munching on nuts and seeds at their new table inspired many other people in lockdown to put together their own squirrel-feeding environments in a bid to conquer boredom and help wildlife during this difficult time.
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