copyright.Photo taken December 2012 Devon Sconce Hill park ©.
The Gray Squirrel every day even in the winter. It does not hibornate, unable to conserve enough energy to survive for long periods without food. It is most active at dawn and dusk, when it searches the trees for whatever fruit, shoots, and seeds are in season. Small thumbs on it's front paws allow it to hold securely as it feeds. The squirrel's diet varies according to season. It eats manly tree bark and fungi in the winter and buds in the summer. In September it eats nuts and accorns. A hungry gray squirrel will also raid a bird's nest for eggs, steal food from bird feeders and dig up plants. The squirrel buries extra food just below the ground surface, which it later locates by smell.
Photo By J Nevin copyright. ©