As you climb the gentle slope of the
Wildflower Trail and turn onto the Oak Trail, take a look up at the bare
branches in the winter sky. You may see balls of leaves and twigs built into the forking tree branches. These are the nests of the eastern gray squirrel. The nest is a well insulated, waterproof base from which the squirrels forage for food throughout the winter. Their primary foods are acorns, which they have buried in their surrounding territory.
Exiting the Oak Trail you can return to the Outdoor Classroom and the Trail Entrance. We hope you have enjoyed walking the Winter Trail.
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January 17, 2010