OT: Squirrels and oaks

Bill anotherdrunkensot at gmail.com
Tue Sep 15 20:41:45 EDT 2020


On Tue., Sep. 15, 2020, 1:17 p.m. , <lrc at red4est.com> wrote:

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> On September 15, 2020 9:37:34 AM PDT, "Daniel J. Matyola" <
> danmatyola at gmail.com> wrote:
> >Mother Nature is a Genius!
>
> Nah, she just kills off everything that doesn't work.
>


I resemble that remark.

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> >Dan Matyola
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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
> >>
> >> tldr: tannins
> >>
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> >> lrc at red4est.com
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