Ok, today I have a crazy story for you. It’s exactly the kind of story I LOVE hearing from my nature connection mentoring participants.
10 minutes ago I was out at the side of my house.
There’s a bird house there that has been conquered by a red squirrel (This is only mildly upsetting).
I was admiring how well the chives are doing in the garden when I caught the movement of something emerging from the bird house..
It was the squirrel… but she had something in her mouth.
Do you know what it was? It was a baby squirrel!
In her mouth! She was struggling to climb down from the bird box (because have you ever tried climbing straight down with a baby squirrel in your mouth? It’s not easy).
It was just too awkward and I watched in horror as she fell the six foot drop to the ground.
She, however, didn’t seem bothered by this at all. She just picked herself up and hopped across the lawn – entering the forest behind my house.
I followed her to a red maple tree and watched as she climbed a little more than half way up. I realized this was her destination because she disappeared with her squirrel baby into a cavity. Isn’t that crazy?
It wasn’t even over yet!
She then came back out and made her way once again to the bird house to get ANOTHER baby squirrel. I watched her repeat this whole sequence two more times (3 baby squirrels total).
Isn’t it incredible how much we can learn just by using our eyes and ears to observe nature?
I’m constantly amazed at some of the things that take place all around us in the natural world..
So what have you been observing in your backyard this spring?
Are you engaging with nature the way you want to?
What are your hopes & dreams for connecting with the land and learning to read the language of nature?
If you’re serious about wanting to learn about the natural world I invite you to register today for a free nature mentoring consultation here.