Autumn officially begins tomorrow, and as I’m sure you all know by now, Fall is the busiest season for our squirrel pals. The nuts are falling off the trees like crazy, and the squirrels are super busy gathering up all they can find and making sure to bury it in a place where they hope they’ll be able to find it on a cold winter’s day in the future. While this doesn’t work out perfectly since squirrels have a pretty poor memory (A bad memory which is often credited with planting much of the world’s forests), they do manage to find enough of the goodies they stowed away to survive until the Spring thaw.
This process has already been underway in my backyard for almost a full month now, and on one day during my nice sabbatical from work a couple weeks ago, I caught one of the little critters doing his thing that is oh so instinctive to his species… and for his efforts to hide his nuts from the rest of the world, be gets the honor of being the Autumnal Equinox edition of the Saturday Squirrel.
No, of course not, Mr. Squirrel. Don’t worry, we won’t tell a soul where your Christmas dinner is hidden…
Have a great first weekend of Fall!