Red Squirrels are active throughout the year. They feed on a great variety of seeds, nuts, eggs, fungi and conifer cones. The home range is less than 200 yds. across. They may live to 10 years. (Field Guide to the Mammals – Burt and Grossenheider)
We saw several today at a very windy Scarborough Bluffs.
Winter has changed his mind and fixt to come.
Now two or three snow-feathers at a time
Drop heavily, as if in doubt if they should drop
Or wait for others to support their fall. – Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
Looking at winter with new eyes and seeing all the wondrous variety that I never really knew existed, I am reminded of Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem from A Child’s Garden of Verses:
“The world is so full of a number of things,
I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings.“