Squirrels are pretty crafty critters. For years they have raided our bird feeders. They can learn to navigate an obstacle course and can figure out the best way to sneak candy bars out of a vending machine.
They usually remember where they cache their acorns, and some people maintain that they can learn how to unscrew a jar lid. (apparently our squirrels aren't that smart because they just bite through the lid)
Take a few minutes to watch the squirrels in your neighborhood. Ours leap between trees, run up and down trunks, chitter at each other, and - well - squirrel treats away.
Some things to note in your field journal:
- what kind of squirrel you're watching
- what sort of environment, and the weather, time of day
- what the squirrel is doing
- sounds it makes