Back in the Day (before calendars), people relied on events in Nature for signals of Season Change. The squirrels increase the pace they stash nuts to the nest as a sign to 'get ready for winter'. You will see one squirrel stripping cedar bark off post and rolling it up in a ball to carry up and fortify the nest against the winter wind. Likewise, they are stuffing the cheeks full of food and scurrying up the trees to stash away for a cold and hungry day! Although in Texas, they will continue to eat at the feeding stations all winter, they still prepare the pantry in the nest. I would like to remind You to put out little bits of fruit, nuts and corn for the squirrels and winter birds. They have come to expect help from Humans after years of us feeding them to supplement the diet. Your info tonight is from Wikipedia on squirrels and beauty berry bush. Also, below you will find the link to Your photostudy. Enjoy!
Squirrrel eats Beauty Berries!
The squirrel is stripping cedar bark, then rolling it into a ball.
Your photostudy is now located in my G+ Photo Album Gallery at the link below. Just click on the link and snap, presto-off you go!
From G+ AutoBackUp:
Temporal range: Late Eocene—Recent
|Various members of the family Sciuridae|
Fischer de Waldheim, 1817
- American red squirrel
- Eastern gray squirrel
- Fox squirrel
- Red squirrel
- Squirrel relationship with humans
- Tree squirrel
- Western gray squirrel
Callicarpa (beautyberry) is a genus of shrubs and small trees in the familyLamiaceae; between 40-150 species are accepted by different botanists. They arenative to east and southeast Asia (where the majority of the species occur), Australia, southeast North America and Central America.
|Callicarpa dichotoma 'Early Amethyst' (Purple Beautyberry)|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Callicarpa.|
- Dr. Duke's Databases: Callicarpa americana - List of Chemicals
- Callicarpa info
- Eat The Weeds - Beautyberry
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time!