Summer Science Kids See Squirrels!
Happy Monday! Today was kind of 'nutty' for our summer science kids! They kicked off a week of urban wildlife by learning about an animal most of us see daily - the squirrel! These adorable, if we do say so ourselves, rodents are an essential part of natural areas in NYC and do their part in planting trees by burying nuts and seeds to feed on throughout the winter. These fluff-balls are forgetful and the seeds that are not eaten often germinate and GROW! A lesser known fact is that squirrels make nests called dreys in treetops. Though they are hard to spot amongst the summer foliage, look for their leafy nests on your next autumn nature walk! We can't wait to see what's in store for tomorrow!
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