2013 Squirrel Walk | Lake Merritt
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Children’s Fairyland | 699 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Squirrel Walk | Wild Oakland Walks
Come and learn about the squirrels of Lake Merritt on a free guided walk led by Wild Oakland’s Lila Talcott-Travis, a longtime wildlife rehabber and student of squirrel morphology, natural history, and lore.
Squirrels have achieved a place of distinction in European and English family crests as a symbol of retirement or retreat into the forest, something we all probably think about living in bustling Oakland.
2013 Squirrel Walk
Saturday, July 13, 2013 | Noon to 2 pm
Meet at: Children’s Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Ave, Oakland
FREE – RSVP at info@WildOakland.org
Take a time-out from your busy life to learn about:
- Their acute sense of smell
They can smell a rotten or insect infested nut through the shell, and even find caches of nuts under the snow by sniffing them out.
- Their bushy tails
Tails are used for communication, protection from the elements, balance, warmth, and to confuse predators.
- Their evolution with trees
Squirrels and trees have been evolving together for thousands of years, and some production patterns of nuts and cones are thought to have been influenced by squirrels.