OT: Squirrels and oaks

Daniel J. Matyola danmatyola at gmail.com
Tue Sep 15 12:37:34 EDT 2020


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On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 11:59 AM Larry Colen <lrc at red4est.com> wrote:

> 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
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> tldr: tannins
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