New York Times gives a letter of recommendation to squirrels, and we couldn’t agree more

One of our many industrious squirrel neighbors in Astoria, Queens.

One of our many industrious squirrel neighbors in Astoria, Queens.

Love this column from Avi Steinberg: Letter of Recommendation: Squirrels. Definitely golden acorn worthy.

“Squirrels… live on our level and toil on the same schedule as humans, in every season. They share our approach to life’s problems: They save and plan ahead, obsessively. They make deposits and debits (of nuts and seeds, mostly); build highways (returning to well-known routes in and around trees); manage 30-year mortgages (they can inhabit a single nest for that many years); refrigerate their staples (in their case, pine cones); and dry their delicacies for storage (mushrooms, as we do). They work the day shift and live in walk-up apartments. And like stock traders, they gamble in the marketplace. While most animals breed as food becomes available, squirrels have developed the ability to predict a future seed glut and reproduce accordingly, like bullish investors.”

 

One thought on “New York Times gives a letter of recommendation to squirrels, and we couldn’t agree more

  1. So that’s how squirrels jump so far !

    http://www.discoverwildlife.com/blog/qa-squirrel-tail-propulsion

    On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 9:31 AM, Squirrels Squirrels Squirrels wrote:

    > Joy Victory posted: ” Love this column from Avi Steinberg: Letter of > Recommendation: Squirrels. “Squirrels… live on our level and toil on the > same schedule as humans, in every season. They share our approach to life’s > problems: They save and plan ahead, obsessively. T” >

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