Something Wild: How Scatter Hoarders Prepare for Winter

Something Wild: How Scatter Hoarders Prepare for Winter

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You may be familiar with hoarders (not the TV show, but same idea). In nature, a hoarder will hide food in one place. Everything it gathers will be stored in a single tree or den. But for some animals one food cache isn't enough. We call them scatter hoarders. A "scatter hoarder" hides food in a bunch of different places within its territory. The gray squirrel is a classic example, gathering acorns and burying them in trees or in the ground. Not ...Read More
You may be familiar with hoarders (not the TV show, but same idea). In nature, a hoarder w...Read More