Wednesday, September 16, 2015

An intimate love affair: The Squirrel and the Oak tree..

Squirrels love acorns
Autumn is here and the leaves are changing colors all over. I was sitting under a White Oak tree while the kids were playing in the park nearby. I had so many acorn nuts and peels fall on me that I was forced to look up. I saw a very active squirrel devouring the tender acorn nuts and running up and down the tree to hide the nuts beneath the surface of the soil.

The great oak tree shelters the squirrel and provides its tastiest food, the acorn nuts. The squirrel stores them under the soil for food to survive the bitter winter months. It turns out the squirrel forgets a majority of these seeds which in turn germinates to create a forest of Oak trees! What a wonderful symbiotic relationship!! Who knew of the great blessings of forgetfulness?

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better - Albert Einstein

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