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Posted on: December 6, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Friday Fun Fact - Squirrels


Friday’s Fact: When winter approaches, squirrels utilize an unusual food saving strategy known as “caching.”

When squirrels “cache” their food, they store it in select locations throughout the forest that they will revisit when food becomes scarce. Often, squirrels will forget about a few of their caches and that’s how many of Iowa’s trees grow! This little squirrel may be a future supplier of hickory trees at the Hubbard Arboretum (if he forgets enough of his seeds).

Thanks for forgetting your food squirrels! 

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