The sun finally came out for a bit today! There is actually blue sky above my Walnut Tree.
Squirrels live in our woods and our yard all year-long. They all appear to be non-native however. This one in the Walnut Tree is likely an Eastern Fox Squirrel due to its reddish tint and . . . → Read More and See Photos: Squirrel Trash
Underneath our walnut tree are many, many, old walnut shells. Many are split in half and the edible nuts inside are long gone. This one was a bit unusual though- it had this hole on both sides of the shell.
Looking closer, the marks on either side of the hole look like grooves. . . . → Read More and See Photos: Squirrel Food
My wife and I saw these Mourning Doves during our neighborhood hike on Friday. There were about ten of them all together. She noted that she sees them over here a lot. I wonder why.
OK, got it. One of the neighbors has a “ground” feeder. I was impressed at how well the . . . → Read More and See Photos: Squirrel and Doves Get Along
This Eastern Gray Squirrel (UPDATE- the orange coloring probably makes this an Eastern Fox Squirrel) was in my neighbor’s tree eating maple seeds. Squirrel activity in our yard is constant- they are always there, probably because the woods behind us are prime habitat. There are maples, walnuts and hazelnuts all over the place. The . . . → Read More and See Photos: Squirrel Making Maple Seeds a Meal
At the golf course today there were several families of Western Gray Squirrels. According to the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest, these squirrels like to live in open oak woodlands. Since the course had many oaks (some of which got in the way of my golf ball), this seemed like . . . → Read More and See Photos: Western Gray Squirrel on the Golf Course
This Eastern Fox Squirrel (UPDATE- I originally posted this as an Eastern Gray Squirrel, but the orange color makes me think it’s a Fox) was resting on my backyard fence. Eastern Fox Squirrels were introduced by people to the West almost 100 years ago. As a result, the native Western squirrels are not seen . . . → Read More and See Photos: Eastern Fox Squirrel in the West