It is estimated that each gray squirrel buries at least 1,000 nuts every fall,  possibly as many as 10,000 nuts in one season. The squirrels can bury the nuts several inches deep. They locate their stash of nuts by smell, and are able to find nuts hidden under a foot or more of snow. Because they sometimes forget where they have put them, it is believed that millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: