Sunday, January 21, 2018

Squirrel Appreciation Day Today

Who knew there was such a day?  You can read all about it here.

The following information was put on our local Wild Birds Unlimited Facebook page:

"In an hour’s time, a squirrel can collect and bury 25 nuts. Unable to remember each nut’s location, they find them again by using a highly developed sense of smell."
"The Gray Squirrel uses its tail as a shield when fighting, as a blanket in cold weather, and, sometimes, as an umbrella during rain storms."

"The Gray Squirrel stocks its winter pantry by burying up to 10,000 nuts each fall. It also feeds on grapes, fungi, grasses, larval and adult insects, and amphibians."

We see more black squirrels then gray ones where we live.  I like to watch squirrels and don't think they are a pest like some people do.

By the way it's National Hugging Day and Granola Bar Day as well.  

So eat a granola bar, give someone a hug and watch a squirrel scurrying about!!  Enjoy your Sunday.

7 comments:

Jane said...

I have two grey and two black squirrels that spend a lot of time in my tiny back yard. They are a marvel - no matter how high I hang up the birdseed they can reach it! Grrrrr!

William Kendall said...

I like them. They're devious critters, but fun company.

Anne in the kitchen said...

Have them chew through your eaves, take up residence in your attic and chew through a few wires all while you are on vacation. They become much less adorable.

Jackie said...

Squirrels are so funny to watch.

God bless.

Evelyn said...

I love squirrels too. i wonder what amphibians they eat?

Marie said...

We have red squirrels here and they are adorable. Yes, they get into the bird feeders, but they are so entertaining that I readily forgive them. ♥

angela said...

We don’t have squirrels here.
Don’t know if that’s good or bad lol
They have a day for everything now, I think we are all over these special days.
Too many to remember