All around us, folks are getting snow… Still just a dusting here. Do I sound like a broken record? Here are more photos from last Sunday:
Somewhere I have a book that helps you know who ate a nut based on what the shell looks like. Can’t find it… nor could I figure out what to type into a search engine on line to find a suitable website… So maybe one of my readers has tips?
I’m guessing Red Squirrel. Unlike Gray Squirrels, who tend to hide their nuts singly, one here, another there, Red Squirrels will create a cache containing a great deal of food. Or, could it be remains of a Chipmunk Feast? Hmmm….
This photo represents a bit of an embarassment to me. I originally posted it on Flicker with the title “Scat and a Hole.” Gavatron, a visitor to the picture, posted this comment: “Is that scat? They look like brown dead caterpillars to me. Weird.” I looked more closely at the photo and realized he was right! I’m puzzled by this… the hole is very small – it was a tight fit for my thumb – and it seems to go quite deep and away… Odd… Any ideas?
Believe it or not, I first noticed the rather old scat on the log at right before I noticed the bottle. There were plenty of beverage containers in the woods, sad to say. It is something I just cannot understand.
Tomorrow: Greenery (This will be the last in this series! I’ll have to go take more pictures! Poor me… ha ha…)