Submitted by Square One on October 25, 2013 - 12:14pm
The signs of winter’s approach are many. Fallen leaves. Flocks of birds flying south. Frost on your car windshield. Holiday decorations in the stores.
In our region, one sure sign that winter is coming can be found wherever you find an oak tree. Squirrels – by the hundreds – are darting about, gathering acorns with single-minded focus and working furiously to store them away in preparation for a long winter season. Judging by the number of squirrels I’ve seen this year and the intensity of their work, they seem to know that this coming winter will be a tough one.