The Cicadas are Coming!
We've been told that they're on their way, and will soon be erupting from beneath the ground, where they have been waiting for 17 years to come out.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Renowned photographer and squirrel afficionado Gary Rabenko came to Peter Cooper Village with his camera and took these wonderful photos.
In the photographer's own words:
This one illustrates the problem Gray Momma has: the cautious
and ever stressed squirrel, frantic and possessive.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Gray Momma is still busy raising her babies. At the moment they are still married to their tree and show no inclination to come down. But they're exploring the world from afar. Ive been feeding the squirrels near their tree so GM can be close by. When a large gathering occurs they like get very curious about what's going on down below. Maybe they will come down one of these days!
|GM watches her babies from a branch above|
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
I think Spunky just had her babies. Amazingly, her formerly black fur has changed to a beautiful auburn color with this pregnancy. It's fascinating to watch squirrels change colors. They are constantly going through changes. It's almost like a fashion competition among the PCV brown squirrels: who has the latest look? As usual, she comes up on the bench, sits next to me and delicately dips into the bag of nuts. She is extremely hungry, which I guess is because she's feeding babies. If it weren't for her big appetite I'd think she was still carrying babies, because she's such a round ball. But I'm told this can be due to the fact that she's carrying lots of milk!
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|It's me, Spunky! |
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Gray Momma's babies were peeking out at the world yesterday!
See if you can find them:
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a black and two grays
|two grays with momma watching|
|a gray and a black|
|a gray and a black|
|a gray with momma|
|Where she had her own audience!|
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
What are little squirrels made of?
Sugar and spice and everything nice!
Pretty little Cinny is the surviving sibling of poor little Cinnamon who froze to death last January.
Due to that wispy tail, Cinny is the fastest squirrel around, and is usually seen speeding across the landscape or zipping up a tree to the highest branch.
Cinny loves to run! And I love watching Cinny. Or Cinny's tail, that is (which most of the time is all I get to see).