These are two of the stunning approaches:
Nests tend to be small, in perfect proportion to the size of the trees, thus showing great engineering aptitude.
Some of the more commanding nests:
The new homes take advantage of the spectacular views afforded by the
lovely (albeit ephemeral) surroundings.
Security is excellent. No hawks, however sharp-sighted, will be able to find their prey through all the blossoms. And you can be sure in the unlikely event that they do, a "pink alert" will get sounded well in advance of the intrusion. Note: There was a hawk hanging out in a tree right on the edge of the cherry tree field during the winter months but it has not been sighted in a while:
For youngsters, there's always plenty to do. The youngest squirrels have a great setting for doing their acrobatics on the network of small branches that surround each home. It's a healthful environment for them as well,
with plenty of tender buds and blossoms to snack on between acts.
Canine visitors are of course permitted, so long as they are well-tethered:
Members of the squirrel family are more or less welcome. The more the merrier, as they say!
|Master Alphie stops by for lunch|
A few of the contented residents of Cherry Blossom Homes: