OT: Squirrels and oaks

Larry Colen lrc at red4est.com
Tue Sep 15 11:58:23 EDT 2020


We don’t have a lot of oaks around here so I never noticed this behavior.

Q: If you watch squirrels close enough you may quickly realize that, when it comes to oaks, squirrels seem to have a knack for taxonomy. They quickly bury red oak acorns while immediately set to work on eating white oak acorns. Why is this?

A:  https://www.indefenseofplants.com/blog/2020/9/14/dendrologist-squirrels

tldr: tannins

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Larry Colen
lrc at red4est.com






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