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Selective Food Storage

Acorns from oaks belonging to the red oak group (Erythrobalanus) are rich in fats and tannins and germinate in the spring. The white oak group (Leucobalanus) has acorns that are less fatty, have less tannins and germinate quickly after maturing … Continue reading

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Sciurus griseus – Western Gray Squirrel

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The western gray squirrel (Sciurus griseus) dwells in the forests of Western United States and can be found to an elevation of about 6,500 feet. This rodent feeds mainly on seeds and roots (especially pine seeds and acorns) but will … Continue reading

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