One of our winter tasks is building new feeders for spring. The goal of these feeders is help improve the body condition of wild marmots early in the year. The better their body condition is, the more likely it is they will breed – and wild pups are our goal!
We build these feeders to keep the food dry and they are designed to survive the harsh alpine spring weather. The marmots seem to enjoy the feeders almost as much as the food, and they often sit on them to get out of the deep snow!
Our food supplement is “primate biscuits”. These biscuits are designed for animals that eat leafy foliage, and they are a good nutrient match for our marmots.
Harry seemed to enjoy his!