John and Liza have the cutest photos of squirrels at their blog. Check them out.
I don’t know if it is the lack of trees in our county or my barnyard cats, but squirrels don’t thrive here. When I lived in the city I thought everyone had squirrels in abundance…just like I had always experienced. I visited and lived in city places mostly, and gray squirrels were always part of the fauna in the garden. Then I moved out here. In the boondocks… where farmers cut down almost all the trees back in the seventies and sixties (an old lady who had called my place “her family homestead” told me that). In the spots where there are stands of Bur oaks still standing there are red squirrels. They aren’t very smart about roads and cars if the little corpses are any indication.
And although squirrels are entertaining and so cute, they are voracious consumers of crocus and tulip bulbs. Grow daffodils (which they disdain) if you have problems with disappearing bulbs. (Like in the first season!)
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