Rest time!


wm What's this I see?

It’s a busy, busy time for the squirrels. Fall is here and the hickory trees are dropping nuts at a dizzying pace. They fall out of the trees with a solid, LOUD, thump. I used to think the squirrels were throwing them out of the trees, but that proved to be wrong.

The squirrels are gathering the nuts andย runningย to and fro, looking for places to bury them. I did a little research and it was noted that grey squirrels bury the nuts and red squirrels hoard them above ground. One study showedย that grey squirrels only find approx. twenty-six percent of the nuts they bury. Theย remaining nuts get a chance to become a tree one day!

I have only one concern for the squirrels, I think they should wear helmets while they’re gathering the nuts. Safety first.

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