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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Harvest Time

For the past month the squirrels have been very active.
This one spent a great deal of time nipping the birch tree seed cones and letting them fall to the ground. For days he could be seen jumping from branch to branch and scurrying about almost in a frenzy.
One morning, not too long ago, I saw this unusual sight - a mushroom lying upside down on a spruce bough. Squirrel again, this time harvesting mushrooms and putting them in the sun to dry.
Now, how clever is that?

These were taken just the other day when I noticed some rustling and bending of branches in the saskatoon berry bushes. This little chipmunk wasn't going to let anyone with a camera disturb her berry picking, and I was able to take a couple of zoomed in photos.
Yes, Autumn is well on its way!