Thursday, August 23, 2012

Today's project

A few of us neighbors are having trees taken down today. We had a one removed that was in poor shape and some dead branches trimmed. The tree guys knocked on my door with this
Apparently the nest fell out of my neighbor's tree. You may wonder how I've ended up as it's caretaker, well I'm wondering about that too. Anyway, my instructions are to put the nest in a shallow box and keep the nest warm with a heating pad. Hopefully tonight Mother Squirrel will return and take her babies. Did you know that squirrels always build a backup nest, just in case? I learned that today. Wish us luck! Update, Mama squirrel came back late in the evening and got her babies!

9 comments:

Carrie P. said...

Hopefully the mother will be back. I didn't know they had babies this late in the summer.

Amanda said...

How lucky that she was able to find them and willing to take them back after that disturbance.

Quilt Hollow said...

Love this story and I had no idea!

Kay said...

Wow! I've never seen baby squirrels before. How wonderful that the mother squirrel came to get her babies.

Houseelf said...

How wonderful that the mother came back. I guess it isn't just nuts which squirrels remember. :-) What a relief for you. In the UK you aren't allowed to disturb a nest (so felling is delayed). I think it is just birds though but I'm not sure.

em's scrapbag said...

So glad mamma and babies are reunited.

Judy S. said...

Very interesting post, Lynn. I love your recent quilting projects, especially that butterfly one. I've got a bunch of UFOs that need some attention.... you're a good role model! Oh, and I enjoyed seeing your sewing space.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

OMG Lynn how lovely that the Mum came back for her babies....We don't have squirrels over here...my son had a toy one when he was little and loved it...his name was Rocky!

Odette said...

Hola amiga, que linda al visitarme, gracias por tu comentario, he visto que tambien te has dedicado a hacer algunos trabajos con los sobrantes de tela de otros proyectos...espero seguir viendo nuevos avances.
Abrazos

Odette