Without a doubt squirrels are the most visible mammals in the forest. Now is their most active time. With acorns dropping from the oaks like big hailstones, the squirrels are in high gear.
When I stopped to get a picture of this gray squirrel he really gave me the “stink eye.” He just knew I was coveting his nuts!
The Douglas squirrel is one of our most common tree squirrels in the mountains. They are hyperactive little critters that are difficult to photograph because the won’t quit moving. They make the gray squirrels look lazy. I wasn’t able to get a good picture of one, but fortunately Mary, of Sneaking Bliss, did and let me use it.
When I was deciding what to post for this Forestry Friday I narrowed it down to two choices. I could cover the relative virtues of area control forest management verses volume control forest management, or perhaps delve into how to calculate mean annual increment for a timber stand and its ramifications in forest management. Unable to decide between these two very compelling subjects I turned for advice to Blitz. Her answer was “woof woof”, which loosely translated means “squirrels squirrels!”
Pen and ink prints available at Fine Art America.