Gray Squirrel and the Pine Cone

It’s that time of year again when the Eastern Gray Squirrels build their nests and stock up for winter. The one in the following photos is searching the leaf liter along the boardwalk leading down into Explore the Wild in hopes of finding stores for its nest.

Scrambling over the leaves in search of food for the nest.
What’s this?
Dig a little deeper.
A pine cone.
This one needs a little work.

After a few minutes of striping off some scales and eating a few seeds, it was off to the nest to store the cone for later use during winter.

Pine cone delivered to the nest and stowed, the squirrel is ready for a new adventure.

A wise squirrel prepares for the future.


2 responses to Gray Squirrel and the Pine Cone

  1. Wendy says:

    Great pictures as usual, Greg! Squirrels are an animal so common, it’s great to see some shots that present them a little differently and catch the spirit and nervous energy of the animal. Thanks!

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