Autumn, Acorns and Squirrels

Rare Black Squirrel

Black Squirrels are becoming very hard to find!

Autumn came early this year. Leaves began dropping during the first week of September, and the rain of acorns has been going on non-stop for three weeks now. Bouncing off of the RV roofs they sound like small explosions that reverberate through out the park. There are a number of older Oaks, Pines and Tulip poplars surrounding us, giving blessed shade in the summer, but pelting us with sap, pine cones, pollen, and acorns during the rest of the year!!  If I were a crafty person, I would collect those pine cones and do something clever with them. – Make wreathes or Christmas ornaments or something. The thought of glue, glitter and wire wrapping sends cold chills down my spine, which is probably good, since there is very limited space for such things in motor home. Space wise, it’s like living in a submarine., with no room for unnecessary clutter!

My favorites are the little Red Squirrels, almost never seen in the Mountains of

They are Everywhere!! The Acrobats of the power lines and tree tops!~

North Carolina.

The area we are in is, however, a squirrel’s Paradise!!  Squirrels are friendly little critters and lots of fun to watch. Here in the mountains of Western North Carolina, the Gray Squirrel is everywhere.

– While living in Northern Wisconsin, the Red Squirrels were the predominant species, and there were a few Black Squirrels in that region as well.  Last but not least is the White Squirrel which are the claim to fame of several small towns in the South East and Mid West:

Marionville, Missouri

Brevard, North Carolina

Sweet little guys!

Olney, Illinois

Kenton, Tennessee

Northern Keys, Florida

Charlotte, North Carolina

Exeter, Ontario Canada

Regardless of which you prefer, squirrel watching is always fun!

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2 thoughts on “Autumn, Acorns and Squirrels

  1. Thanks for your comment. I just checked out your post and what beautiful photos!! My heritage is Irish and I would love to see it myself one day. I loved the photos of the little red squirrels with their jaunty little ear tufts! Great post!

  2. Hi there. Great pictures, we have tons of black squirrels, a few red, and no white ones. I live in Toronto, Canada, and earlier this year, my wife, Jean, and I were in Ireland where we came upon the rarely seen Red Squirrel. To us, they actually look somewhat like our American Red squirrels, but boy, do they have long ears! We were shocked to learn that U.K. and Irish Red squirrels are contracting the pox virus from Grey squirrels, and dying. We feel very lucky to have seen two Red squirrels in Ireland, and have posted some of our pictures and videos for anyone interested at: http://frametoframe.ca/photo-essay-red-grey-squirrels-canada-ireland

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