Where do squirrels put all of those nuts? Do you ever wonder? The other day I was watching one and he really looked like he had a PLAN. I read once that squirrels can hide up to 3000 nuts, in different places and come winter, they can find each and every one of them. With NO MAP! This is truly amazing to me. Especially because the snow covers all of the spots where the nuts have been placed! How do they do this? Wouldn’t it be neat if what we knew about squirrels was just all wrong? As it stands, we think that they just make noises, rub their little hands together, put nuts in their cheeks and look cute. Ok, well, maybe they do a bit more than that but that’s pretty much what we see from squirrels. But maybe they actually DO have little whiteboards and tiny erasable markers keeping track of all of the nuts. Or giant wall drawings of the neighbourhood with pushpins. We think they just go home to their hole in the tree or underneath the porch. But maybe they are doing other things. Like coming up more efficient ways to gather nuts. Maybe they are busy inventing things like cheek extensions so that they can stuff MORE in. Or maybe I am just crazy and I have way too much time on my hands to think about this. Join me next blog, when I come down to earth. NUTS for 500 points. Nuts. That’s what I am.