March 15

Busy Squirrels

Young scientists often study squirrels in the fall when these rodents are preparing for winter but watching their antics in late winter has been amusing. Common gray squirrels are scatter hoarders and will hide a nut anywhere they can. So, how do they find their hidden stash of nuts? Is it just luck or do they have a plan?

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When I was studying squirrels, I discovered another way that red squirrels prepare for winter. Click here for the Safeshare link.

This reminded me of the story, The Busy Little Squirrel. Children will enjoy the predictable text and it’s a simple story to dramatize.  Click here to look inside. It is similar to the story The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle.

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