Saturday, 2 November 2013

nut hunting

A journey deep into the woods today to join in with a nut hunt. The aim of the event was to find nibbled nuts on the woodland floor, and by looking at the nibbles around the nut you can see if it was nibbled by bank vole, wood mouse or maybe a dormouse - who loves eating hazel nuts in particular.

A hazel nut nibbled by a dormouse above, we didn't find any but others did! The ones we found were nibbled by bank voles or squirrels.

We did find hundreds and hundreds of acorns though - I think they'll be a few squirrels that will be cross that we'd pinched their nuts. 

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