All throughout the month of February, I’ve treated you to an adorable picture album of one of the most amazing squirrels I have ever had the chance to encounter in my half decade of squirrel photography. We saw Wilson the park squirrel acting incredibly cute playing among a giant pile of leaves, watched in awe as he gathered up huge bunches of the dead foliage to carry around in his mouth, and most recently followed him as he transported his stash of leaves to his home base. It’s now time for the thrilling conclusion to the four part Wilson drama as we finally get to see just what he intends to do with all of those discarded tree droppings!
Not that it was really much of a cliffhanger… you knew this was coming!
Of course he’s building himself a nest! And a damn remarkable piece of sciurine construction at that! Look at how large that collection of leaves is Wilson has worked hard to accumulate in that evergreen tree branch! It stretches from the very top to the center of the photo, and is probably twice as long as Wilson himself is! Hey, when nature gives you all the free insulation you can stuff into your mouth, you may as well put it to good use helping to beat the winter chill!
Here’s a better view of Wilson’s pawmade abode from below…
I always take notice of the squirrel nests in trees when they show themselves during the winter, and I can honestly say I’ve never seen such an expansive work of leafy construction before! That is a veritable squirrel mansion… a fitting home for a squirrel who has become a cult hero not only for me, but for those of you who have watched his adventures unfold here over the past month.
Remember this precarious nest I took a picture of at the park back in January? Being much smarter, and saner, Wilson built his happy home at a much lower altitude… and almost directly below that lofty loft!
I hope you enjoyed meeting Wilson as much as I was honored to see him in action and bring his antics to you! I’ll return to the plain old cute and adorable squirrel shots you’re used to seeing on the weekends here next week… but none of them will ever be able to hold a candle to warm and snuggly Wilson, my all time favorite Saturday Squirrel!
Come out and take a bow, Wilson…