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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
SQUIRRELS, OAKS AND ACORNS
RESEARCHERS TELL US GRAY SQUIRRELS FIND SOME OF THE ACORNS THEY BURY IN FALL. THEY ALSO FORGET WHERE THEY BURIED OTHERS. THE ONES THEY FORGET CAN GERMINATE INTO TOWERING OAKS.
RED SQUIRRELS PREFER EATING SEEDS FROM CONIFEROUS TREES TO ACORNS. THEY CREATE HUGE PILES OF CONES NEAR THEIR BURROWS IN FALL. THROUGHOUT WINTER THEY STRIP THESE CONES OF THEIR SEEDS, LEAVING PILES OF CONE SCALES ON THE GROUND.
THIS GIANT WHITE OAK IS THE BIGGEST IN MY WOODS. ITS HORIZONTAL BRANCHES MEASURE 50 FEET LONG.
HERE'S THE SAME TREE IN NOVEMBER. SEVERAL HUGE BRANCHES HAVE BEEN TORN OFF BY STORMS SINCE THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN.
More fall and tree photos in "Photo Galleries" at upper left.
Photos by Rick Marsi. October/November, 2014. All rights reserved.