Monthly Archives: May 2012

Enter the Squirrels…

Squirrels acrobats

In the words of anthropologist ¬†Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, for animals “…there are just two seasons-¬†winter and nonwinter.” The winter of 2010-2011 was particularly harsh in the northeast. Here at the edge of the wood we stocked up our bird feeders and placed extra on the ground for the larger birds. But who showed up instead? A band of acrobatic squirrels capable of ground and air assaults on any bird feeder any time. We admire them for their stunning maneuvers, tenacious spirit, and social networking skills….old school style. So we set up our camera and tried to see what would could find out.