Tag: middens

January 25, 2021

For red squirrels, it’s good to know their neighbors

Even though red squirrels are a solitary species, knowing their neighbors can help them survive. “Solitary doesn’t mean asocial,” said Erin Siracusa, a postdoctoral research associate at the University of...

March 12, 2019

Found middens give squirrels a helping hand

To survive amid spruce trees, where cone production comes and goes from year to year, North American red squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) put away cones during boom years to have something...