This month we have been reading and learning all about squirrels. We just finished reading Here Come the Squirrels and Chipmunk on Hollow Tree Lane as our natural history books. We compared squirrels and chipmunks and listed some ways they can be harmful and helpful to humans.
We looked for squirrels nests all along the bike path on Clear Creek and they were clearly visible in the barren February landscape. We even saw a hawk perched high in a tree looking down over a field searching for her next meal.
Later that week we set some peanuts out on our deck and watched as the squirrels came to munch down on the nuts. It has been fun learning about and observing these friendly neighborhood creatures. We look forward to seeing chipmunks in about a month as they emerge from their hibernation.