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.