Things are Squirrely Around Here

Squirrel in Bent Tree, bouncing off the window

Squirrel in Bent Tree, bouncing off the window

The main presentation at today’s Lake and Wildlife Partners meeting (9:30 at Club Tamarack Rec Room) will be about “Bent Tree Squirrels”.  There will also be a short presentation on “the Administrative Building Project”.   Lake and Wildlife Partner meetings are open to Bent Tree property owners and residents.  Coffee and doughnuts are available at 9:00, before the meeting.

The photos below are some of the squirrel pictures that have been posted on this website over the years.  The photo above is of a squirrel that was literally bouncing off our windows a few years ago, shortly after it ate a bunch of mistletoe berries from a Christmas decoration.  Watching squirrels in Bent Tree made me think it might be fun to be a squirrelologist.  Then I wondered if that was even a thing.  It is…click here for an article on “a leading squirreologist”.

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Lake & Wildlife Partners Meeting Today @ 9:30 a.m. (get there around 9:00 if you want coffee and doughnuts)

February 22, 2018 - some wildlife in the lake at Bent Tree

February 22, 2018 – Lake and wildlife in Bent Tree

The meeting will be held downstairs at Club Tamarack, in the Rec Room, and is open to the Bent Tree community. The L&W Executive Committee members will present the 2018 plans that they are recommending to the partners.  Quoting from the email that went out to the partners, “We hope this will be an interactive meeting and help in getting us focused on what Lake & Wildlife is all about.” 

A sensible step was taken last year, when a wildlife subcommittee was added to the L&W organizational structure.   Click here to link to a related previous post.

 

 

 

What’s a mother to do?

These twins can forage for themselves at this point in life, but they kept trying to nurse a few days ago. The doe rejected their attempts until both fawns came running up at the same time, and she couldn’t escape. It may have been frustrating for the doe, but it was pretty comical to see. The doe kept backing up while they nursed and she was finally able to break free.  All three deer went back to eating acorns after that.  The three photos below tell the story.

November 4, 2017 - twins rushed the doe at the same time

November 4, 2017 – twins rushed the doe at the same time

Twins nursing

These kids are kind of big for this…

 

The doe breaks free

The doe breaks free