Red Squirrel in Four Parts

Part I
Part II

Part III
Part IV

This Thanksgiving weekend at AMC's Joe Dodge Lodge children guests made a birds' midwinter
tree.  Garlands of cranberries, orange and apple slices, and peanuts were strung and hung on
the Mountain ash, Sorbus americana, outside the Visitor's Center in hopes of attracting an
overwintering chickadee, jay, or finch.  The red squirrel, Tamiasciurus hudsonicus,
beat everyone to the banquet, as is often the case at a bird feeder.  Look in Part III how the
squirrel, clasping the branch with its five toes, reaches with its four fingers for the rind.