Bet You Can’t Guess Who Harvested This Mushroom?

Did you know that some squirrels harvest and dry mushrooms?

Naturalist Kim Cabrera tells us all about her find in this video.
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6 comments

  • Thanks, Kim. Love your nature posts!

  • I wonder if the squirrels’ famous weather-prediction skills (predicting a hard winter by harvesting lots of acorns) extends to their mushroom-drying efforts… do they often lose the harvested mushrooms to rain and slime, or are they pretty good at knowing when we’re in for a dry period?

  • The Hermit of Grizzly Mountain

    My local squirrels’ behavior is weird enough already without me projecting upon them any 1950’s Sci-Fi alien-fungus-hive-mind personae. But now that it’s started, I don’t think I’ll ever see them any other way. I just hope it isn’t contagious via the food chain. Alien-fungus-hive-mind predators, oh my!

  • How interesting. I think I might just become the Dianne Fosse of Douglas Squirrels. Thanks for sharing Kym!

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