298Days #68 Squirrel Home
The beautiful engineering of these huge squirrel nests is amazing. This one is nearly 3 feet in diameter and we have watched the little squirrel coming and going with her spring remodel. There are new large leaves on the outside and we have seen her taking new material into the depths of the nest. Each nest is soft and comfy lined in moss and if some is available with shredded bark from cedar trees. The nests are so well insulated that the babies are born in early March stay warm and safe inside the nest. Each nest has a hole near the top on one side and an escape hole on the bottom. They are wonderfully engineered and are lived in for years. This one is about 35 feet above the ground and will soon be protected from the heat of the summer by the leaves of this large tree.
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