Sadly, there are no squirrels in my neighborhood to feed, but my parents put out corn for their South Texas squirrels.
In a recent survey, the National Bird-Feeding Society asked what people feed squirrels, and why. I could only find this information from an outdoors column in the Rhinelander Wisconsin Daily News, otherwise I would publish more details. According to the Daily News, respondents said:
For, why they fed squirrels:
Fun to watch: 38 percent
Love: 23 percent
Need: 20 percent (??? have no idea what this means — any guesses?)
What did they feed them?
Corn: 41 percent
Seed: 27 percent
Nuts: 25 percent”
What do you feed your squirrels?
(The column also noted they seek out natural sources of salt, which is why they sometimes go to salted roads in the winter.)