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Squirrel nests are called dreys. They are generally built in trees, constructed from sticks and leaves wrapped with long strands of grass and lined with moss, lichens, and shredded bark.
Squirrels can also nest in dens, which are generally constructed in a hollow tree cavity and are lined with soft materials in the same way as dreys.

Drey - Wikipedia

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A drey — or dray — is a nest of a tree squirrel or a flying squirrel. Dreys are usually built of twigs, dry leaves, and grass, and typically assembled in the forks of a ...

All About Squirrel Nests | The Wild Bird Journal |

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Aug 17, 2015 ... Where do squirrels live? What do squirrel nests look like? Learn all about squirrel's nesting habits and how you can coexist with them while still ...

Squirrel Nests - West Virginia Wildlife Magazine

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Well, not quite. Many hunters and wildlife enthusiasts could tell you quick as a wink that those leaf clumps are tree squirrel nests. Leaf nests are a common sight  ...

Nesting Habits of Gray Squirrels | Animals - mom.me

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Gray squirrels are tree-dwelling members of the rodent family of mammals. Both Eastern and Western gray squirrels build nests for sleeping. Adults may rotate ...

A Squirrel's Nest: Not So Shabby On The Inside - FeedingNature.com

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Oct 10, 2015 ... There are many types of squirrels, and each has their housing preferences. We' ve created a list of the most popular squirrel types and their ...

How Squirrels Build Their Nests - The New York Times

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Jan 30, 2017 ... A. Squirrels' nests, also called dreys, may look like haphazard clumps of leaves but are actually fairly complex in their construction, with several ...

Nests in Winter - Mass Audubon

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Measuring up to two feet wide, squirrel nests are hard to miss. These shoddy looking yet surprisingly sturdy nests are often built near the trunk of a tree or at the ...

Squirrel nests - The Washington Post

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Dec 11, 2012 ... Now that most leaves have dropped, eastern gray squirrel nests, or dreys, are easier to see, usually about 30 feet off the ground, where two ...

How to Get Squirrel Nests Out of a Tree | Home Guides | SF Gate

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Check the nests in the trees before placing barriers. Squirrels have young in January, February, July and August. If there are young squirrels in the nests, wait  ...