Squirrels prepare for winter by hanging mushrooms on trees to dry

Have you ever read something about nature that just blows your mind? Maybe it even scares you a little? Well, that’s what happened to me the other day when I read that squirrels hang mushrooms on trees to dry, like clothes on a clothesline, as a way to preserve them before winter.

“Are you kidding us?” a man asked as he attended a nature walk I led recently at the Cathance River Nature Reserve in Topsham.

I assured him no. But she couldn’t blame him for asking. I myself wondered about the truth of the statement when I first read it.