DO SQUIRRELS HIBERNATE?

Red squirrels in snow.

Red squirrels in snow.

When I was at school we were told that squirrels bury nuts in autumn and then sleep through the cold weather. Here at Holiday Cottage Nairn we have had dawn to dusk sunshine and freezing nights for over a week now, and this morning woke up to a small fall of snow. How silently it comes. The squirrels have been out every day amusing the guests with their antics on the bird nuts, and today here they are again in the snow. This photo was taken from our kitchen window. There is a short video of the wildlife and farm animals here at Hiddenglen.

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