Monday, March 7, 2011
Pine Squirrels of the Vermilon River. A Post to Macro Monday.
The Vermilon River is home to Red Squirrels not black or even gray.The forest here is mixed,but primarily coniferous. Red squirrels main source of food are spruce seeds and the piles of empty cones are known as middens. They also feed on mushrooms and other fallen seeds. The seeds are stored in a cache to sustain them over the year.
Females will breed indiscrimately with available and multiple males. So the squirrel family is a somewhat lose concept.
For more information see http://enwikipedia.org/wiki/American_Red_Squirrel
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