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Professor Possum’s Classroom <br />Today’s Question<br />What do Squirrels use <br />to build their nest?<br />
Professor Possum’s Classroom <br />A squirrels nest is called a drey, and it is usually built in the limbs of a tree.<br />
Professor Possum’s Classroom <br />Squirrels are clever little fellows and they use the materials that are available to build their nest.<br />
In California squirrels sometimes build their nest in palm trees<br />Mama squirrel used <br />parts of the palm tree she lived in to build this nest.<br />
Fur trees and pine trees are great places to live.<br /> Notice how the mother squirrel wove the pine needles into this cozy home for her babies.<br />
This industrious squirrel used the stuffing and cover from somebody’s lawn chair to build this nest that overlooked the pool.<br />Squirrels living next door to people, sometime borrow from their neighbors.<br />
When its “c-c-cold” squirrels become very inventive in building a nest.<br /> This nest includes sticks, grass and pieces of cloth. The black item in the middle is somebody’s sock.<br />
In this nest the squirrel incorporated a plastic shopping bag she found on the street.<br />Please be careful when you dispose of plastic shopping bags.<br />
Professor Possum’s Classroom <br />A Squirrel’s nest can be built from a wide variety of materials. <br />Whatever she uses the mother squirrel creates a safe and secure place to raise her babies.<br />
Professor Possum’s <br />Classroom <br />If you have additional questions you can send them to me at:<br />Prof@coastandcanyonwildlife.org <br />Class is dismissed<br />Possum’s Rule <br />
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