those crafty squirrels

Fol­low­ing the post about my leaf draw­ing of squir­rels and acorns ear­li­er today, Mike found an inter­est­ing arti­cle about red squir­rels dec­o­rat­ing their nests! :D

Red squir­rels dec­o­rate their pile of food sup­ply (spruce cones, in this case) with paper…

 

… leaves and grass…

 

… and moss.

 

An overview of a large pile of cones dec­o­rat­ed with paper and oth­er found objects…

 

A boun­ty of but­ter­nut and cones! :D

 

And our friend, the red squir­rel, stop­ping for lunch.

 

Cheers!