Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Catkins Diet

It seems the gray squirrels have decided to seek sustenance elsewhere now that Cafe Oiseau has shut down for the season and there is no birdseed to pilfer. I noticed several of them early this morning, noshing away at the top of a poplar tree. Perhaps the most succulent catkins are the newly developed ones at the ends of twigs; at least that's what one squirrel seemed to think as he climbed to the topmost part of the tree to dine.

1 comment:

  1. Cool observation. I've noticed them eating the buds way up on the most distal twigs of sugar maples, too.