I haven’t come up with some deep, dark secret to tell you about squirrels that hasn’t been spread around the internet yet. Er, I hope. So I’ll tell you about us.
I’m Nutmeg. I decided to blog about my daily adventures when I moved to a new neighborhood on Reston National Golf Course. I like the outdoors–I better since I’m stuck there–and explore it every day. I always find something to interest me in nature, even though we live in suburbia. I say that, though Reston is a nice place to live if you have to live in a suburb. It’s a planned community with lots of land dedicated to open space. I could tell you more about it, but I’d only be repeating what’s on their website.
My friend Hickory is a lifelong resident of this neighborhood. He likes scampering from deck to deck as much as from branch to branch and, I have to admit, notices more that I do around us. During my first month of writing for the Blogging A to Z Challenge in April 2012, Hickory took over the Sundays when we didn’t have to meet the challenge posts. He started his column One of Nature’s Mysteries to Solve. In May he added Motionless Mondays, his funny look at garden statues that mimic wildlife.
Ol’ Wally is a cornerstone in our squirrel community. He keeps us squirrels informed about water resources, which as everyone knows, is essential for all life. I was very pleased when this older squirrel took on writing a water column, Thirsty Thursdays. At first I think he said yes because he can’t say no, even though he puts on a gruff front. But now I think he likes writing for humans.
Miz Flora has still refused to use what she calls ‘that newfangled device.’ Yet, the avid gardener makes time to show me new plants to feature on the blog. She’s a wealth of information about native plants, Virginia’s in particular, since the mid-Atlantic is our home.
That’s our little group here at The Squirrel Nutwork. We’re happy to have you visit and even happier to have a conversation with humans, something that seems safer online than in person. So drop us a message if you have a minute!
We’re at: thesquirrelnutwork AT gmail DOT com
I’m sure you know to replace those AT and DOT words with the real thing. Sadly, I have to admit we squirrels aren’t the best at keeping up with our email. If you do send us a private note, drop a comment on the day’s blog to go look for it. Just like buried nuts, some emails lie hidden for months.
Happy nut hunting,
P.S. Forgot someone! We have some underground…camouflaged…how do you humans say it? Behind-the-scenes! We have behind-the-scenes support from naturalist, Laurel Wanrow. If you like nature and magic, and stories that include it, like the magic of four squirrels managing a blog, check out her nature fantasy novels at www.laurelwanrow.com.